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Yukata de Gin-bura Festival

Yukata de Gin-bura Festival

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Hundreds of people wearing yukata (casual kimono) gathered on the main street of Ginza to participate in the annual Uchimizu (water sprinkling) event called […]

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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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Okinoshima Island becomes UNESCO World Heritage site

Okinoshima Island becomes UNESCO World Heritage site

(All photos by Tsuneo Nakamura) The sacred island of Okinoshima was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO on July 9 at a meeting held in Krakow, Poland. Okinoshima is home […]

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Hirahara Waterfall Purification Ceremony

Hirahara Waterfall Purification Ceremony

(All photos by Ben Weller/AFLO) Japanese men stood underneath Hirahara Waterfall during the traditional purification ceremony “Hirahara-no-Taki-biraki” in Nishio City, Aichi prefecture, on July 2. Each year, “yaku-otoko,” men whose […]

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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 […]