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Yabusame Shinto Ritual at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

Yabusame Shinto Ritual at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Archers wearing traditional Japanese costume participate in an horseback archery event aiming at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in Kamakura on April […]

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Steel Phallus Festival in Japan

Steel Phallus Festival in Japan

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Kanagawa, Japan – Participants carry a phallus’ shape during the Kanamara Festival in Kawasaki city, April 5, 2015. The festival […]

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Mount Takao Fire-walking Festival

Mount Takao Fire-walking Festival

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Tokyo, Japan – A practitioner of Shugendo religion performs during the “Hiwatari-matsuri” in Takao-san Yakuo-in Yuki-ji Temple, March 8, 2015. […]

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Hinamatsuri – Girl’s Day Doll Pyramid

Hinamatsuri – Girl’s Day Doll Pyramid

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery The Japanese doll display in the lobby of Konosu City Hall on March 1, 2015, Saitama, Japan. 1,820 dolls are […]

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Ikazuchi no Daihannya Festival

Ikazuchi no Daihannya Festival

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Tokyo, Japan – Participants dressed in women’s kimonos and wearing makeup run from house to house to chase away evil […]