Cultural in Shimonoseki

Sentei Festival

Held at Akama-jingū from 2 to 4 May to remember the Heike women who worked as prostitutes to pay for rites for their fallen relatives. On 3 May women dressed as Heian-era courtesans form a colourful procession at th…
Dance in Yamaguchi

Gion Matsuri

On 20, 24 and 27 July, during the Gion Matsuri, the Sagi-mai (Egret Dance) is held at Yasaka-jinja.
Fireworks in Shimonoseki

Kanmon Straits Fireworks Festival

A spectacular fireworks display occurring on both sides of the straits at the same time. Held on 13 August.
Cultural in Yamaguchi

Tanabata Chōchin Matsuri

From 6 to 7 August, thousands of decorated lanterns illuminate the city.