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2016 JAPAN 2016
Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions, Expos
(See also: 2017 - 2014 - 2013 - 2011 - 2010)

February 3/4, 2016  Setsubun (Bean Throwing Festival)
Nationwide, Japan
Setsubun is the day preceding risshun that is the first day of spring according to the old Japanese calendar, or the so-called lunar calendar. On the day of Setsubun, there is the custom of throwing roasted soybeans while chanting "In with Fortune! Out with Evil" in order to prevent evil ogres from entering one's house. It is believed that the ogres are warded off by throwing beans, and that good fortune will then come to one's home. On this day, events with entertainers and athletes are held at shrines all over the country. According to Japanese tradition, if you eat the same number of beans as your age, you will enjoy a year of good health.


February 10-12, 2016  Supermarket Trade Show
Tokyo, Japan
50th international food and beverage show for supermarkets.  Attendance: 85,000.

February 17-20, 2016  Hachinohe Enburi
Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture, Japan
Dancing and praying for a rich harvest. A dance expressing farm work to signal the arrival of the northern spring.

March 8-11, 2016  Foodex Japan - Makuhari Messe, Japan
International Food & Beverage Exhibition. Asia's largest food & beverage trade show.  Attendance: 80,000.


2017 JAPAN 2017
Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions, Expos

February 22-25, 2017  Mobac Show 2017
Osaka, Japan
25th show for machinery, materials and marketing of bakery and confectionery.


2014 JAPAN 2014
Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions, Expos
these events waiting for new dates

April 2-4, 2014  Wine & Gourmet Japan - Tokyo, Japan
International Wine & Gourmet Foods, Sweets and Confectionery, Hotel, Foodservice Equipment, Supplies & Services Exhibition & Conference.

May 11-Oct 15, 2014  Ukai (Cormorant Fishing)
Minato-machi, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
Ukai is a traditional method of catching small Japanese trout by manipulating seabirds called u (cormorants) in the Nagaragawa River.

May 21-23, 2014  IFIA Japan 2014 - Tokyo, Japan
The 19th of International Food Ingredients & Additives Exhibition and Conference.


May 21-23, 2014  HFE Japan 2014 - Tokyo, Japan
The 12th Health Food Exposition & Conference

June 14, 2014  Otaue Rice Planting Festival
Sumiyoshi, Osaka City, Japan
The Japanese lifestyle and rice cultivation are deeply associated with one another. Of particular significance is the process known as taue in which rice seedlings growing in the nursery are replanted in the paddy fields. Although events associated with this rice planting can be found all over our country, the festival at the Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine is unique for its reproduction of the rituals in faithful observance of ancient procedures in such a grand ceremonial style.

August 20-22, 2014 
16th Japan International Seafood & Technology Expo
Tokyo, Japan
Products and technologies on display include fresh seafood, processed seafood, machinery & equipment, sushi business, kitchenware, fishery, nursery & aquaculture technologies and much more.
Attendance: 35,000.

September 1-3, 2014  Owara Kaze-no-Bon Festival
Toyama City, Toyama Prefecture, Japan
A festival praying for protection against wind damage and for an abundant autumn harvest.

September 20-21, 2014  Whisky Live - Tokyo, Japan
Whisky Live is the whisky tasting and sampling event of the year, taking place from London to Tokyo, Paris to Glasgow.

November 1-2, 2014  VineExpo Nippon 2014
Tokyo, Japan
Vinexpo Nippon is solely for Japanese wine and spirits professionals: hotels and restaurants / bars and clubs / retailers / super- and hypermarkets / travel retail / E-commerce / importers/ wholesalers, as well as journalists.

November 12-14, 2014  Agro-Innovation Japan
Tokyo, Japan
Exhibition for the agricultural and horticultural sectors, offering a wide range of exhibits. Attendance: 8,000.


2015 JAPAN 2015
Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions, Expos



2013 JAPAN 2013
Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions, Expos
these events waiting for new dates

April 20-21, 2013  Tokyo International Bar Show
Tokyo, Japan
2013 sees the 2nd Tokyo International BarShow + Whisky Live Tokyo ("TIBS"), located at a new and spacious venue in the Shibuya district.

July ? , 2013  2nd Surimi Forum Japan - Tokyo, Japan
Details will be given in January 2013.

October 9-11, 2013  HI Japan (Health Ingredients Japan)
Tokyo, Japan
Exhibition for food production, quality control, analysis and testing equipment.

October 31-Nov 2, 2013  BioFach Japan - Tokyo, Japan
BioFach Japan is Asia's leading trade fair for organic products. Attendance: 17,000.

December 31, 2013  Oga Namahage Festival
Oga City, Akita Prefecture, Japan
On New Year's Eve, strange deities holding cooking knives go around visiting homes in Oga. Namahage is the name of the strange diety resembling a demon, known as oni.


2011 JAPAN 2011
Festivals, Shows, Exhibitions, Expos
these events waiting for new dates

January 25-Feb 14, 2011  Salon Du Chocolat
Tokyo, Japan
The Chocolate Show.

July 13-15, 2011  Malaysia Intl Food & Beverage Trade Fair (MIFB)
Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
An enriching and prolific opportunity for buyers and exhibitors. Food industry decision makers and authorities from the globe are attracted to this regional annual trade focused fair that presents a wide range of the latest and most current innovative food & beverage trends amalgamated with quality business.

August 3-6, 2011  Akita Kanto Matsuri
Akita City, Akita Prefecture, Japan
Major Akita summer festival praying for an abundant harvest of the five grains, namely wheat, rice, beans, foxtail millet and Chinese millet.


2010 JAPAN 2010
waiting for new dates

October 28-31, 2010  4th World O-CHA (Tea) Festival
Shizuoka, Japan
With the aim of promoting the tea industry, tea culture and the academic research of tea.




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