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Wakamiya Hachiman-sha Shrine festival in Nagoya

Wakamiya Hachiman-sha Shrine festival in Nagoya

(All photos by Ben Weller/AFLO) Wakamiya Hachiman-sha Shrine annual festival took place on May 15 and 16 in Nagoya, Japan. One of the largest festivals in Nara Prefecture originated in […]

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Big Doll Festival at Tomisaki Shrine in KatsuuraBig Doll Festival at Tomisaki Shrine in KatsuuraBig Doll Festival at Tomisaki Shrine in KatsuuraBig Doll Festival at Tomisaki Shrine in KatsuuraBig Doll Festival at Tomisaki Shrine in Katsuura

Big Doll Festival at Tomisaki Shrine in KatsuuraBig Doll Festival at Tomisaki Shrine in KatsuuraBig Doll Festival at Tomisaki Shrine in KatsuuraBig Doll Festival at Tomisaki Shrine in KatsuuraBig Doll Festival at Tomisaki Shrine in Katsuura

(All photos by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO) Approximately 1800 dolls decorate the 60 steps of Tomisaki Shrine in Katsuura, 50 miles southeast of Tokyo. The Pacific coastal fishing town in Chiba prefecture […]

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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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Kotai Jingu Shrine Festival in Fujisawa

Kotai Jingu Shrine Festival in Fujisawa

(All photos by Ben Weller/AFLO) Kotai Jingu Shrine Festival was held in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture on August 17. The festival is held each year around the mid-August “Bon” holiday, which […]

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First bon dance festival held in Shibuya

First bon dance festival held in Shibuya

(All photos by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO) Bon dance festival took place in Shibuya for the first time on August 5. Participants dressed up in traditional Japanese kimono or yukata danced to […]