Chichibu Whisky Matsuri with more than 50 exhibitors joining each year, was started in 2014 in Chichibu town and reached its 6th year in 2019. The event is run by volunteers. The knowledge, hospitality are both wonderful, and the unique style such as using a shrine as a venue is appreciated. Nearly 4,000 visitors gather in Chichibu in February every year.

Of course, the Chichibu Distillery, which takes root in the area, cooperates to create events such as “Open Day” the day before the Matsuri festival. If you ever plan to go to Japan and Chichibu in particular you might want to consider to see the Chichibu Whisky Matsuri, where the whole city is covered in a festive mood!



The founder of the Chichibu Whisky Matsuri festival will be joining us at the gathering this year. We are happy to see interest from Japan to participate in the Gathering and welcome our 2nd Japanese exhibitor.