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Yokohama Chinatown 2019 Lunar New Year

In China, the New Year of the Lunar New Year is called “Spring Festival” and there is a custom to celebrate grandly. In Yokohama Chinatown, we held the “Spring Festival” since 1986 so that we can enjoy “Chinese New Year” like China, this time we will have 33rd visit. “Lunar New Year”, which introduces Chinese traditional culture such as Shishimai, Ryuhaku, parade of emperor costume, is now an event representative of sightseeing in Yokohama and it is also a wonderful scene of winter.

[Main Events]
◆China Lion Dance
Lion will pray for the prosperity and good harvest and dance around and bite on envelopes containing congratulatory gifts of money hanged in front the stores.
Dates: 2019/02/05 : 2:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Venue: All area of Yokohama China Town

◆Spring Festival Traditional Performance
Lion dance, dragon dance, dance performance, songs, harp performance, acrobatics, and other traditional Chinese cultures will be performed to capture the eyes of the visitors with their flamboyant performances.
Dates: 2019/02/09/10/11/17:2:30 pm – 3:30 pm , 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm , 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Venue: Yamashita-cho Park (in China Town)

◆Celebration Parade
Extravagant parade to celebrate the New Year’s with costumes of the Emperor, ethnic clothing, lion dance, and dragon dance.
Dates: 2019/02/16 : 4:00 pm –
Venue: All area of Yokohama China Town

◆Lantern Festival
A solemn event in which lanterns with messages of wishes and dreams are dedicated and send peace to the heavens on the last day of the Chinese New Year.
Dates: 2019/02/19 : 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Venue: Yokohama Mazu temple

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※Event information might be subject to change. Please be sure to check the official site.

Last updated: 26 December, 2018

5 February, 2019 - 19 February, 2019

Free

Yokohama Chinatown throughout

Yamashitacho, Naka-ku Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa 231-0023