Blackcabbit's World

Blackcabbit (aka. Dionnie Takahashi) is an illustrator living in Japan. She loves drawing whimsical animal characters, as well as doing handmade crafts to beautify the world she lives in.

Japanese Annual Events

Apart from writing a brief description for each annual event (年中行事 / nenchu gyoji), I’m attempting to create an Etegami art series featuring these Japanese holidays and festivals. So do drop by often as new blog post(s) and picture postcard(s) will be added from time to time.

National Holidays

There are 15 national holidays in Japan annually. If the holidays fall on Sunday, the following Monday will be a public holiday too. All banks, schools, post offices, government and municipal offices are closed. Majority of businesses and shops are not open as well.

A personal advice for visitors:

Crowded places, long queues, fully booked or over-rated hotel, terrible traffic jams, congested airport and train stations… these are the things that rob the fun out of travel for me. If you dislike them too, then take my advice and do avoid a trip to Japan during the Golden week, which consists of four national holidays (from April 29th to May 5th), and including the weekends. Majority of the Japanese will use this long holiday period for family vacation. Hence, transportation, accommodation and almost all tourist attractions nationwide will be terribly packed. >_<”

Traditional Japanese Festivals & Other Special Events








2 comments on “Japanese Annual Events

  1. Daphne
    January 21, 2014

    Love your site, really. My daughter is interested in Japanese culture and language ( she is 12). And I am recently interested in Japanese sachiko sewing. We are planning to go Japan this summer or near future. Of course the fabric street is the “must visit” spot on our map. Thanks for your site.

    • blackcabbit
      January 27, 2014

      Thank you Daphne for your encouraging comment. Sorry for the late reply, my whole family got the viral bug this whole week! >_<
      I have yet to try sachiko but it is definitely on my to-do-list. Hope you and your family have a fruitful and creativity-filled trip! Do share with me any interesting encounter ya! Once again, thank you for dropping by!

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