September Events (Eye-Catch)


The summer heat is fading and the first touches of autumn are in the air. ‘Nashi’ pears and grapes start to fill the orchards, but there is still a few varieties of peaches available. September is a time for art, craft, music, and wine! Here is a list of annual September Events in Fukushima City. Check our Facebook page for more events and the latest information!

Fukushima Prefectural Museum of Art

Shoji Sekine: A Retrospective
September 14 ~ November 10, 2019
Shoji Sekine was born in Shirakawa in southern Fukushima Prefecture, and moved to Tokyo and made his artistic debut at the age of 16. He painted ‘Sorrow of Faith (信仰の悲しみ)’ when he was 19 which received the Chogyu Prize from Nikakai (Society of Progressive Japanese Artists) and is classified as an Important Cultural Property. The following year he died suddenly from the Spanish Flu. This exhibition consists of a collection superior subject sketches, and Shoji’s striking and mysterious use of scarlet and turquoise that continues to capture our interest to this day.
Closed: September 17/24/30, October 7/15/21/28, November 5.
General Admission: 1,000 yen
Student (High School): 500 yen
Student (Elementary and Junior High): 300 yen


Work Shop Mart
September 16, 2019 (Monday Public Holiday)
The best time to visit the Museum of Art is on September 16 to visit this popular market on the gallery lawn. Craft, coffee and local stalls set among the beautiful gardens of the gallery.
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Tradition & History

Traditional Japanese Swordsmithing
September 21, 2019
Master Swordsmith Masahira Fujiyasu will be back at Fukushima City Minka-en this Saturday September 21. Come and experience the traditional swordsmithing techniques, and listen to the the ringing of his expert hammer in the beautiful natural environment of Minka-en.
Morning Session: 10:00 am ~ 12:00 pm
Afternoon Session: 1:30 pm ~ 3:00 pm
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Jomopia Autumn Festival
September 29, 2019
Jump in to the history of Fukushima City at this fun and educational festival at Jomopia Miyahata.

Craft, Music, & Wine

Wine Vin Vino
September 14 ~ September 16, 2019
3 days of wines and food from across Japan and around the world. A short walk from Fukushima Station East Exit.


Handmade Craft Market
September 16, 2019 (Monday, Public Holiday)
You’ll find some unique handmade crafts, arts, and gifts for the whole family at this popular craft market on Ekimae-dori.


Totteoki Music Festival
September 23, 2019
Multiple stages of local musicians fill the city with a vast array of music styles.

Pear & Grape Picking

September ~ October
While Fukushima City is best known for its sweet and juicy peaches, September is the time for Japanese style nashi pears and grapes! There are a handful of orchards on the Fruit Line west of Fukushima Station with a wide variety of grapes and pears! Check our Nashi Pear Picking & Grape Picking Guides for full details.

Additional Recommendations

Visit an Onsen: The cooler evening are perfect for a relaxing outdoor onsen at Iizaka Onsen, Tsuchiyu Onsen or Takayu Onsen.
St. Anna’s Garden and Nishida Memorial Museum: Boutique shops & restaurants, a craft brewery and an extensive collection of kokeshi make this a quaint weekend excursion.

Monthly Event Guides

Follow one of the links below for more about monthly events in Fukushima City:
🎍 January Events
👹 February Events
🎎 March Events
🌸 April Events
🍒 May Events
🐌 June Events
🍻 July Events
🎆 August Events
🎑 September Events
🏮 October Events
🍁 November Events
🍗 December Events