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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 […]

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Aoi Matsuri in Kyoto

Aoi Matsuri in Kyoto

A Kyoto tradition since the 6th centruy the Aoi Matsuri (Hollyhock Festival) procession moves through Shimogamo Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The festival was begun in the 500s as […]

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Discovering Saitama

Discovering Saitama

Foreigners participate in ‘True Japan Saitama – Zen Meditation and Buddhist Vegetarian Cuisine’ tour, by JTB.