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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.

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1st Sword Craftsmen Exhibition of the NBSK

1st Sword Craftsmen Exhibition of the NBSK

Sword masters show their skills such as sword polishing, sword fittings and mounting to visitors.

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Holding out for a cry

Holding out for a cry

The annual the ‘cry-off’ competition was held at Sensoji temple. The first baby that wails is the winner.