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Konomiya Hadaka Matsuri

Konomiya Hadaka Matsuri

FEBRUARY 17, 2019 – Men in loincloths gather at a shrine during the Konomiya Hadaka Matsuri, or Naked Festival, in Inazawa City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The festival, which dates to […]

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Namahage Sedo Festival at Shinzan Shrine

Namahage Sedo Festival at Shinzan Shrine

(All photos by Richard Atrero de Guzman/Aflo) Men dressed as Namahage or mountain demons, dressed in straw clothes and masks perform a dance during the Namahage Sedo Festival at Shinzan […]

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Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Yokohama

Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Yokohama

February 5, 2019, Yokohama, Japan – People watch on as a lion dance is performed to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in Japan’s Yokohama China Town on February 5, […]

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2019 Setsubun celebrated in Tokyo

2019 Setsubun celebrated in Tokyo

(English) 2019 Setsubun bean-throwing festival celebrated in Tokyo

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New Year ice bath ceremony at Kanda Myojin

New Year ice bath ceremony at Kanda Myojin

January 26, 2019, Tokyo, Japan – Shinto believers recite a prayer before they pour cold water over themselves to purify their bodies and souls as part of the Daikoku festival […]