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Tohoku Rokkon FestivalTohoku Rokkon Festival復興願い「東北六魂祭」 観客殺到で一部中止も

Tohoku Rokkon FestivalTohoku Rokkon Festival復興願い「東北六魂祭」 観客殺到で一部中止も

Hanagasa Matsuri’s dancers from Yamagata prefecture perform at the Tohoku Rokkon Festival, July 16, 2011, in Sendai city, Miyagi prefecture, northeastern Japan, about 90km away from the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi […]

News, Traditional Japan

Aoi Matsuri in KyotoAoi Matsuri in KyotoAoi Matsuri in Kyoto

Aoi Matsuri in KyotoAoi Matsuri in KyotoAoi Matsuri in Kyoto

A Kyoto tradition since the 6th centruy the Aoi Matsuri (Hollyhock Festival) procession moves through Shimogamo Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The festival was begun in the 500s as […]

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Discovering SaitamaDiscovering True SaitamaJTBが外国人向けツアー、座禅や精進料理を体験

Discovering SaitamaDiscovering True SaitamaJTBが外国人向けツアー、座禅や精進料理を体験

Foreigners participate in ‘True Japan Saitama – Zen Meditation and Buddhist Vegetarian Cuisine’ tour, by JTB.

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1st Sword Craftsmen Exhibition of the NBSK1st Sword Craftsmen Exhibition of the NBSK 伝統美と匠の世界~新作日本刀と刀職技術展

1st Sword Craftsmen Exhibition of the NBSK1st Sword Craftsmen Exhibition of the NBSK 伝統美と匠の世界~新作日本刀と刀職技術展

Sword masters show their skills such as sword polishing, sword fittings and mounting to visitors.

Bizarre, Traditional Japan

Holding out for a cryHolding out for a cry泣いたら勝ちの泣き相撲、浅草寺

Holding out for a cryHolding out for a cry泣いたら勝ちの泣き相撲、浅草寺

The annual the ‘cry-off’ competition was held at Sensoji temple. The first baby that wails is the winner.