Kisai: 10 of Japan’s Weirdest Festivals

When you watch TV shows featuring something about Japan, more often than not it’s about something quirky or weird. Of course, unusual events don’t take up most part of everyday life in Japan, but where there is smoke, there is fire. Indeed, at times, quirky happenings do take place in Japan and some of the best times to experience those moments is during a kisai (奇祭), or ‘strange festival’. Festivals are generally a time to step away from normal life for a bit and indulge in drinking and festivities, but some of the local matsuri are decidedly weirder than others. Here is a list of the 10 most interesting kisai […]