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Oni Matsuri

Oni Matsuri

Boys are dressed in traditional Shinto clothing during Oni Matsuri, a demon festival at Akumi Kanbe Shinmeisha Shrine in Toyohashi, Japan. The festival celebrates the coming of Spring, and people […]

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Setsubun at Narita Shinshoji Temple

Setsubun at Narita Shinshoji Temple

(L to R) Sumo wrestlers Okinoumi Ayumi and Yokozuna Hakuho Sho throw beans during a Setsubun festival at Naritasan Shinshoji Temple on February 3, 2016, in Chiba, Japan. Setsubun is […]

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Lucky cats at Goutoku Temple

Lucky cats at Goutoku Temple

Thousands of Maneki-Neko figurines on display at Goutoku Temple on January 26, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. (All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) The temple is well known for its massive […]

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Kyoto visitors enjoy sightseeing in Kimono

Kyoto visitors enjoy sightseeing in Kimono

Tourists dressed in traditional Japanese kimono and make-up explore the Higashiyama District of Kyoto on January 16, 2016, in Kyoto, Japan. Kimono rental is a popular tourist attraction for both […]

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Hosha Shinji archery ritual at Atsuta Shrine

Hosha Shinji archery ritual at Atsuta Shrine

People struggle on the ground to grab pieces of the target during the Hosha Shinji ritual on January 15, 2016 at Atsuta Shrine in Nagoya, Japan. Getting the center block […]