(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 […]
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All photos by Hiroshi Omori/AFLO Phallus Festival or Kanamara Matsuri took place at Kanayama Shrine in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, on April 2. The event is held every year on the […]
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 […]
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 […]