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Fertility Festival at Tagata Shrine in Japan

Fertility Festival at Tagata Shrine in Japan

A Shinto priest performs a ceremony before a wooden phallus during Honen-sai, a fertility festival at Tagata Shrine in Komaki, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. (All photos by Ben Weller/AFLO) Men carry […]

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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 […]

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Dondo Yaki Fire Ceremony

Dondo Yaki Fire Ceremony

A Daruma doll burns in a fire at Wakamiya Hachiman-sha shrine in Nagoya, Japan on January 14th, 2016. People burn New Year decorations and lucky symbols from the previous year […]

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Coming of Age Day 2016

Coming of Age Day 2016

Young women dressed in colorful kimonos take a selfie during a Coming of Age Day ceremony at Tokyo Prince Hotel on January 11, 2015, Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes […]

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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. […]