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…

Yokaichi Shotoku Matsuri Goshu Ondo

Video link: http://youtu.be/U6vSoyvD2Sw This is my video of the Yokaichi Shotoku Matsuri (八日市聖徳まつり) festival in Higashi-Omi, Shiga Prefecture on the evening of July 27,…

Old Toyosato Elementary School burglarized

A bit of disappointing news for anime fans, especially those who love the late-night anime program called “K-ON!” (けいおん!) which started to air…

Shiga History 2009

Chronology of Shiga Prefecture’s news bits for January-December 2009. Compiled by Philbert Ono. March 1, 2009: Hikone Prince Hotel is renamed Hikone View…

William Merrell Vories exhibition in Omi-Hachiman

The William Merrell Vories exhibition is being held in Omi-Hachiman until Nov. 3, 2009. For 1,000 yen, you can enter a few of…

Old Toyosato Elementary School reborn

Renovation of the old Toyosato Elementary School (豊郷小学校), housed in a building designed by William Merrell Vories in 1937, has been completed and a…

English Web page for Toyosato, Shiga

Created a Web page in English for Toyosato: https://photoguide.jp/txt/Toyosato-cho,_Shiga Photos: https://photoguide.jp/pix/index.php?cat=179

Shiga History 2007

Chronology of Shiga Prefecture’s news bits for January-December 2007. Compiled by Philbert Ono. March 21, 2007: Hikone Castle celebrates its 400th anniversary with…
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