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Japan Celebrate Tanabata Festival

Japan Celebrate Tanabata Festival

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) July 7th, 2012 : Tokyo, Japan – Wishes were strung on bamboos as a custom of Tanabata Festival, a traditional […]

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56th Tokyo Koenji Awaodori Dance Festival

56th Tokyo Koenji Awaodori Dance Festival

August 27, 2011: Tokyo, Japan – Performers dressed in Japanese costumes dance during the 56th Tokyo Koenji Awaodori Dance Festival. (Photo by Yumeto Yamazaki/AFLO)

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Yabusame – Japan’s Horse Archers

Yabusame – Japan’s Horse Archers

File Photo :  Tokyo, Japan- A Yabusame rider from Takeda-ryu rides past spectators at Yabusame horse-back archery event at Meiji shrine during celebrations for Culture Day on Nov 3, 2009.  (Photo […]

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Tsukiji Honganji Bon Dance

Tsukiji Honganji Bon Dance

August 6th, 2011 : Tokyo, Japan – People dancing Japanese traditional Bon Dance. : Bon Dance is held at the Tsukiji Honganji every summer. Due to the conservation of electricity, […]

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Tohoku Rokkon Festival

Tohoku Rokkon Festival

Hanagasa Matsuri’s dancers from Yamagata prefecture perform at the Tohoku Rokkon Festival, July 16, 2011, in Sendai city, Miyagi prefecture, northeastern Japan, about 90km away from the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi […]