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Oni Matsuri

Oni Matsuri

Boys are dressed in traditional Shinto clothing during Oni Matsuri, a demon festival at Akumi Kanbe Shinmeisha Shrine in Toyohashi, Japan. The festival celebrates the coming of Spring, and people […]

Features, Traditional Japan

Shorinzan Daruma Market

Shorinzan Daruma Market

We visited the annual Daruma Market at the Shorinzan Temple in Takasaki on January 6th. (All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Merchants sell Daruma dolls outside the Shorinzan Daruma Temple […]

Traditional Japan

Sannosai Festival 2015

Sannosai Festival 2015

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Kawasaki, Japan – Participants carry traditional Mikoshi altars to the Shinto Temple of Inage during the Sannosai Festival in the […]

Traditional Japan

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. […]

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Steel Phallus Festival 2014

Steel Phallus Festival 2014

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Kawasaki, Japan – Participants during the Kanamara Matsuri, which held each first Sunday of April at Kanayama Shrine, April 6, […]