Jun 27, 2015


''Do you like Beer?''

Most people will say YES !! to this question.

  Belgian Beer Weekend

This is one of the biggest beer festival.
Finally, it will be held in Hiroshima for the first time
at the beginning of July !

You can enjoy MUSIC, FOOD
and to say nothing of BEER (50 different Belgian beers)!

Former Hiroshima Municipal Stadium
8 July (Wed) - 12 July (Sun)
Opening hours
Opening day (08/07) 16:00 – 22:00
Weekdays 14:00 – 22:00
Weekend 11:00 – 22:00
Closing day (12/07) 11:00 – 21:00


↓in English

A “Starter Set” (3,100 JPY) contains 
1 x original glass, 11 x drink/food tokens, 1 x pocket guide, 1 x event map.


Jun 17, 2015

Onomichi Saturday Night Market

Hi! This is Tomomi from Hiroshima Hana!

Onomichi’s Saturday Night Market is as much festival as shopping expedition.

It gets particularly colorful from the end of June when the arcade is festooned with tanabata star festival streamers.
June 20, June 27, July 4, July 11 & July 18
Cost: Free
Place: 2min from onomichi station
Onomichi station is about 1hour and half frrom Hiroshima station by local train.

Jun 9, 2015

Kangensai Festival in Miyajima

Kangensai Fes
Date:June 17th (Wed)
Location: Itsukushima Shrine and other shrines

 Konnichiwa deom Hiroshima Hana Hostel, It's Kana here.
Hiroshima is in the middle of rainy season right now, so it's raining and humid almost everyday..
But once rain season is over, Summer will come!!Can't wait!!!

There are many different events are held in Miyajima almost every month. Kangensai is one of famous one it is held in June.

The Kangensai Festival reproduces a dynastic spectacle of the Monarchial Age on June 17th of the lunar calender, and has become one of the greatest festival of Itsukushima Shrine. When Taira-no-Kiyomori was appointed the governor of Aki Province in 1146, he remodeled Itsukushima Shrine and dedicated various kinds of treasure and performing arts to show his devout faith to the gods of the shire.
Kangen is, to be exact, court music played with three strings (Wagon, biwa ,koto), three drums (Kakko, taiko, shoko), and three flutes (sho, hishikiri, ryuteti).

Though in the capital, they played court music for entertainment, kiyomori dedicated it to Itsukushima Shrine, and instead of floating a Ryuto-gekishu boat (a boat with a carved dragon head and waterfowl neck decoration in front) in the court pond or in the river, he floated the boat in the sea.

 The date was fixed as June 17th of the lunar calendar, considering the weather conditions. As they needed big boats to carry a large number of players, they must have used trading vessels to China. The tide should be high enough for deep-draft vessels to touch down, so they chose the day when the spring tide occurs in June, avoiding the typhoon season in July and August. The reason they fixed the day as 17th is that the moon on that day is nearly full. It's the best time to come back from Jigozen Shrine on the mainland to Miyajima, looking up at the moon that appears by the edge of the mountain on Miyajima.

It's always good to know the history before joining anything!
Let's enjoy Japanese traditional festival together!!