The lion, with its piercing eyes and gaping mouth, is from a traditional lion dance celebrated in Chichibu for more than 400 years.
Castles and shrines, sakura blossoms along riverbanks, festival traditions and creative cuisine are all found in the Edo era town of Kawagoe.
Families display hina dolls to bless their daughters on hinamatsuri. But Saitama could be blessing the entire prefecture with a huge 30-foot tower of dolls.
One Saitama city is putting Japan’s past experience to work by dispatching officials and tackling the challenges in a clean water project in Laos.
KATO is one of the biggest model train companies in Japan, and the new Saitama factory will be a center for the community and train model...