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Mitama Festival at Yasukuni Shrine 2018

Mitama Festival at Yasukuni Shrine 2018

(All photos by Nicolas Datiche/AFLO) Mitama Festival is taking place at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on July 13, 2018 in Tokyo. The annual 4-day festival celebrates the souls of the […]

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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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Fire festival at Toba Shinmeisha Shrine

Fire festival at Toba Shinmeisha Shrine

(All photos by Ben Weller/AFLO) Annual fire festival “Toba-no-Hi Matsuri” took place on February 11 at Toba Shinmeisha, a Shinto shrine in Nishio, Japan. The festival begins with men walking […]

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Mitama Festival in Tokyo

Mitama Festival in Tokyo

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Every summer, traditional ”Mitama Festival” is celebrated at Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine. Over 30,000 lanterns are displayed along the entrance of the shrine to help […]

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“Honozumo” Sumo Tournament at Yasukuni Shrine

“Honozumo” Sumo Tournament at Yasukuni Shrine

(All photos by Yohei Osada/AFLO) Ceremonial sumo tournament “Honozumo” took place at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on April 17. Held annually in April, the free one-day event features top sumo […]