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Japan: Nagoya (Nagoya Matsuri)

Nagoya holds the distinction of being the capital of Aichi Prefecture and Japan’s fourth most populated city. Three of Japan’s legendary and most powerful warlords hailed from or near Nagoya: Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536-1598), Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582) and Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616) and are celebrated in its largest festival, the… 201 more words


Yokosuka Mikoshi Parade

Sorry it took me so long to get to this.  Our belongings arrived this past week.  Yay!!  So I’ve been up to my ears, or higher in some areas, in stuff and haven’t had the time to sit down and work on this.  401 more words


Japan Matsuri 2014

Yesterday was London’s Japan Matsuri – a huge Japan-themed outdoor festival that currently takes place at Trafalgar Square. I work for a Japanese cultural institution that promotes international relations, so was there as part of work, giving information about learning more about Japanese language and culture. 435 more words

Shinto / Japanese Religion

Day 8, Temple 23, 6km

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  • Sunday 13 October 2013
  • Weather: Hot, 26⁰C 
  • Temple: 23, 6km
  • Accommodation: Camped in the tent at a services stop in Hiwasa…
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Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage

today's holiday: Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine Matsuri

Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine Matsuri

After the opening ceremonies on September 14, the annual celebration at the Tsurugaoka Hachiman Shrine in Kamakura, Japan, begins on the 15th with a parade of three… 97 more words