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Konomiya Hadaka Matsuri

Konomiya Hadaka Matsuri

FEBRUARY 17, 2019 – Men in loincloths gather at a shrine during the Konomiya Hadaka Matsuri, or Naked Festival, in Inazawa City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The festival, which dates to […]

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Chichibu Night Festival 2018

Chichibu Night Festival 2018

Chichibu Festival Yataijyoji floats go through the street of Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture on December 3, 2018. People carry a mikoshi and floats with fireworks during the Chichibu Night Festival. […]

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Uchimizukko Festival

Uchimizukko Festival

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Uchimizukko festival took place at the Kanda Myojin Shrine on August 11. Uchimizukko is a Japanese summer tradition celebrated in Akihabara since 2003, and […]

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Sanja Festival in Asakusa

Sanja Festival in Asakusa

(Photo by Richard Atrero de Guzman/AFLO) Sanja Festival, one of the three great Shinto festivals in Tokyo, took place in Asakusa from May 18-20. A boisterous traditional mikoshi (portable shrine) […]

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Wakamiya Hachiman-sha Shrine festival in Nagoya

Wakamiya Hachiman-sha Shrine festival in Nagoya

(All photos by Ben Weller/AFLO) Wakamiya Hachiman-sha Shrine annual festival took place on May 15 and 16 in Nagoya, Japan. One of the largest festivals in Nara Prefecture originated in […]