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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

Ishioka Festival

When: September 13-15
Where: Area around Ishioka Station, Hitachinokuni Sōshagū Shrine, Ishioka

The Ishioka Festival, one of the Three Great Kanto Festivals, is held every year at Hitachinokuni Sōshagū Shrine. 174 more words

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Ryoja-sai Festival

I recently moved to Tokyo. Today there was a big local festival in town. After the haircut, there was still buzz in town centre, so I pulled out my Fuji and walked among the sweaty guys (and girls) to capture their energy and emotions. 264 more words


Summer is for Matsuri

Many Shinto shrines hold their annual festival or matsuri over the summer months. Open air stalls selling food, toys and carnival games are setup in the shrine grounds to entertain the crowd. 292 more words


The Ibaraki Prefectural Government Office Mikoshi and the Mito Kōmon Festival

If you have been to a Japanese festival, you have probably seen a mikoshi before. Often translated as ‘portable shrine’, mikoshi are used to carry gods around the town during a Shinto festival. 923 more words

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