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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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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 […]

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Phallus Festival : Kanamara Matsuri

Phallus Festival : Kanamara Matsuri

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]