Autumn festivals and foliage November 2017 in Shiga Prefecture

Recommended festivals (matsuri), events, exhibitions, and fall leaves in Shiga Prefecture in November–December 2017. (Most official Web sites are in Japanese only.) Compiled…

Setsubun Festivals in Shiga Prefecture

February 3 is the Setsubun Festival at many temples and shrines in Japan. It marks the beginning of spring (Feb. 4) according to…

Zensuiji showing hidden Buddha

Zensuiji is one of the three Tendai Buddhist temples (called Konan Sanzan 湖南三山) in Konan, Shiga Prefecture designated as a National Treasure. The…

Yahei hot chili peppers in Konan

Updated: June 1, 2018 Meet Yukiyo Mitaka and Yuzu Sasaki (三峰 教代・佐々木 由珠), a young and peppy pair of hot chili pepper farmers in…

Happy New Year 2015!

Wishing ewe all a Happy 2015 filled with happy and fulfilling events in this Year of the Sheep/Ram. This ewe lives in Konan, Shiga Prefecture. Her…
zensuiji in autumn

Konan Sanzan Zensuiji temple in autumn

Finally visited Zensuiji Temple (善水寺) in Konan, Shiga Prefecture during autumn. The first and last time I visited this temple was during spring.…

Autumn festivals and foliage November 2014 in Shiga Prefecture

Recommended festivals, events, exhibitions, and autumn leaves in Shiga Prefecture in November 2014. (Most official Web sites are in Japanese only.) Compiled by…

October 2014 autumn festivals and events in Shiga Prefecture

Here are some recommended autumn/fall festivals (matsuri) and events in Shiga in October 2014. (Most official Web sites are in Japanese only.) Updated:…
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