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Features, Traditional Japan

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 […]

Features, Traditional Japan

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 […]

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. […]

Features, Modern Japan

Japanese People Like “Power Spots”

Japanese People Like “Power Spots”

In Japan, there are places that attract attention with their special power. Such places are called power spots because they bring “Goriyaku”, in others words benefit and grace to those […]