Irish Festival in Matsue 2022


It’s finally St. Patrick’s Day season ☘️
As we have already announced, 2022’s parade has once again been cancelled due to the increasing need with the recent escalation of COVID-19 cases.
It is truly unfortunate that we had to come to this decision once again. However, the committee does have some smaller scale events planned for this year’s Irish Festival season.

Date: Sun. 13 March 2022
Location: Karakoro Area, etc.


Matsue Castle

11-13 March

Karakoro Art Studio

1-21 March

TSK Tower

11-13 March

Horikawa Sightseeing Boats Go Green and Mini Water Parade

Sun. 13 March, all day
Horikawa Sightseeing Boats

Mini Irish Festival

Sun. 13 March
Karakoro Area
Details incoming. Please keep an eye on our website with the following link:


  • Events may be altered or cancelled due to weather or pandemic related circumstances. Please follow our Facebook (etc.) for the latest information.
  • Please wear a mask and follow other infection prevention measures while attending any of the above events.


Irish Festival in Matsue Organisation Committee
Tel: 0852-31-8345

Irish Festival in Matsue Organisation Committee
Matsue City

Facebook page
Matsue International Community Center’s Facebook page

☘️What’s St. Patrick’s Day?

St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland who brought Christianity to Ireland in the 5th century. As the patron saint and a symbol of Ireland, his feast day of 17 March is celebrated as a day of Irish culture all around the world. In Japan, parades are held in more than 10 cities, including Tokyo and Yokohama, and they are becoming a defining event of March. The fertile island of Ireland, also known as the Emerald Isle, gave Ireland green as a symbol colour and St. Patrick’s Day parades see entire cities turn green for the day.

Past Irish Festival in Matsue