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Kotai Jingu Shrine Festival in Fujisawa

Kotai Jingu Shrine Festival in Fujisawa

(All photos by Ben Weller/AFLO) Kotai Jingu Shrine Festival was held in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture on August 17. The festival is held each year around the mid-August “Bon” holiday, which […]

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First bon dance festival held in Shibuya

First bon dance festival held in Shibuya

(All photos by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO) Bon dance festival took place in Shibuya for the first time on August 5. Participants dressed up in traditional Japanese kimono or yukata danced to […]

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Yosakoi-in-Oiden Festival in Toyokawa

Yosakoi-in-Oiden Festival in Toyokawa

(All photos by Ben Weller/AFLO) Traditional Yosakoi-in-Oiden festival was held in Toyokawa City, Aichi prefecture, on May 28. Dance teams gathered from all over the nation to participate in the […]

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Sanja Matsuri 2017

Sanja Matsuri 2017

(All photos by Michael Steinebach/AFLO) Sanja Matsuri took place in Asakusa, Tokyo, on May 19. Sanja Matsuri is the largest among the three main Shinto festivals in Tokyo, attracting over […]

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Handheld fireworks launched at Shinto Shrine

Handheld fireworks launched at Shinto Shrine

(All photos by Ben Weller) Annual spring festival Gongen Matsuri was held this weekend at Matsudaira Tosho-gu, a Shinto shrine in Toyota City, Aichi prefecture. Men launched handheld fireworks known […]