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today's holiday: Tenjin Matsuri

Tenjin Matsuri

The Tenjin Festival in Japan honors the scholar and statesman Sugawara Michizane (845-903), who was deified as Tenjin after his death. The festival opens at the Temmangu Shrine with the beating of the Moyooshi Daiko, a drum about five feet in diameter. 56 more words

54th Annual Mito Kōmon Festival

When: August 1-3
Where: North and South of Mito Station

This famous festival has been held the first weekend of August every year since 1961, celebrating the last lord of the Mito Domain. 161 more words

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Japan: Asakusa, Tokyo

In May of 2014, I took a trip to Japan just 6 months after visiting in November of 2013.  This time we started our trip by visiting a festival in Asakusa, Tokyo.   25 more words

Asakusa Sanja Matsuri

Sanja Matsuri is a festival held in Asakusa every year in May. It celebrates the three people involved in the creation of Senso-ji and later enshrined as Shinto… 47 more words

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