Jidai Matsuri
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Jidai Matsuri

The Jidai Matsuri event is taking place again right now in Kyoto. The weather seems…

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Daimonji Gozan Okuribi Bonfires
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Daimonji Gozan Okuribi Bonfires

On August 16th each year the traditional Gozan no Okuribi 五山送り火 bonfires are lit on…

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Kyoto Tanabata Festival
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Kyoto Tanabata Festival

There is a special Kyoto Tanabata festival being held on the Horikawa and Kamogawa rivers.…

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Hoshi Matsuri
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Hoshi Matsuri

Summer Matsuri
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Summer Matsuri

Bonden Festival, Akita
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Bonden Festival, Akita

The Bonden Festival is held in various parts of Akita-ken. I attended this one in…

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Oni wa Soto
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Oni wa Soto

Setsubun is approaching very soon. In Japan, the festival Setsubun is celebrated on February 3.…

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Japan Festival Food
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Japan Festival Food

There are often mini festivals on in Japan around the station area. This one was…

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Yuru Kyara Festival
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Yuru Kyara Festival

The Kigurimi 2009 Summit for Yurukyara (ゆるキャラ) Festival is on in Hikone, Shiga-ken (滋賀県彦根) from…

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Sakuragaoka-cho Matusri
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Sakuragaoka-cho Matusri

Another day, another matsuri (festival), this time in Sakuragaoka-cho (桜丘町), Shibuya. This was just a…

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Shibuya Tanabata
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Shibuya Tanabata

Team Shibuya CENTER-GAI is helping Shibuya to celebrate the Tanabata Matsuri by decorating the entrance…

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Outdoor Live Jazz
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Outdoor Live Jazz

I was walking up the hill at Sakuragaoka-cho when I came across this live jazz…

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Spring on its way
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Spring on its way

The weather doesn’t feel like it today, but Spring is upon us. In Shibuya, the…

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Tokyo Rainbow Bridge Walk
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Tokyo Rainbow Bridge Walk

On Sunday March 1st the Rainbow Bridge connecting Shibaura and Odaiba will be closed to…

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