Held each year in November, Kusajishi-shiki is a traditional event in which archers dressed in ceremonial robes shoot at a target in the shape of a deer.
Traditional kadomatsu decorations to welcome the New Year on display outside Sengan-en
See a thrilling display of traditional samurai falconry over the New Year period at Sengan-en. For the samurai falconry was not only a pastime suitable for the warrior classes, it was also considered a rite to bring good luck.
Spend New Year in traditional Japanese style and wear a kimono to get entry to Sengan-en free between January 1st-3rd
Enjoy a traditional New Year meal using recipes passed down in the Shimadzu family for generations.
Enjoy a powerful performance of taiko drumming from Noda-go Shimadzu Taiko. Feel the echo of the drums around the garden against the impressive backdrop of active volcano Sakurajima.