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Kangen-sai

This Shintō ritual sees decorated wooden boats float by to the sound of traditional drums and flutes. It's held in summer, starting early evening on the 17th of the sixth lunar-calendar month (late July/early August…
Memorial Service in Hiroshima

Peace Memorial Ceremony

On 6 August, the anniversary of the atomic bombing, a memorial service is held in Peace Memorial Park and thousands of paper lanterns for the souls of the dead are floated down the Kyūōta-gawa from in front of the A…
Food & Drink in Saijō

Saijō Sake Matsuri

If you're in the Hiroshima area on the second weekend of October, don't miss the Saijō Sake Matsuri, when crowds descend on Saijō for hours of sampling and events.
Religious in Miyajima

Hiwatarishiki (Fire Walking Ceremony)

The island's monks walk across fire on 3 November. You can join in if you're keen.