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Sanja Matsuri at Senso-ji

On the 16th of May, the first full Saturday after my arrival to Japan, I traveled to Asakusa to see the famed temple Senso-ji.    Founded in the year 645, Senso-ji is Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist temple.  632 more words

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Gundam portable shrine appears at local Japanese festival【Photos】

Another festival season and summer is coming to an end. The dragonflies are out and the days are getting shorter, which means fall will soon be upon us. 366 more words


Dressed to kill: A samurai festival in Kanagawa Prefecture

This Saturday, we experienced the delights of another beautiful Japanese festival. All well and good, but the kindness given to us by strangers throughout the day was what really made the day special. 1,257 more words


Kamakura matsuri

Matsuri (festival) time in Kamakura. Under loud chanting, the locals carry a Mikoshi (shrine) on their shoulders through the streets of Kamakura in the outskirts of Tokyo. 9 more words


Japanese Festivals

By Natsuno

I am going to introduce Japanese festivals. There are various festivals all over Japan such as the Gion festival in Kyoto. There are many kinds of festivals all over Japan. 233 more words


The most crowded place in Tokyo? Might be the Kanda Matsuri festival, but it’s still awesome

Even in a city as packed with people as Tokyo, some places, and times, are more crowded than others. So when and where can you find the largest, densest mass of humanity? 783 more words


Tradition in Kabuki-cho

I know what they say, Japan is a country “rooted in tradition”. But after living here for 12 years, I think those roots are politely buried in a tidy corner of society and resurrected for seasonal celebrations. 130 more words