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Asakusa! Asakusa!

So anyways, this Saturday, my friend Tommy and I headed out to the Sanja Matsuri in Asakusa, known to be one of the biggest Shinto festivals in Tokyo. 515 more words

Ennichisai 2016

Konnichiwa! XD

Finally the annual Ennichisai at Blok M was held! It was held on 14 – 15 May 2016. ‘Miracle Power of Love… 369 more words


Japan - Mikoshi 神輿 Parade at Yushima Tenjin

I was fortunate enough to chance upon a mikoshi 神輿 parade when I was at Yushima Tenjin for its Plum Blossom Festival. A mikoshi 神輿 is a divine palanquin or portable Shinto shrine which transports a deity while moving between main shrine and temporary shrine during a festival or when moving to a new shrine. 298 more words


Welcoming Spring: April Festivals in Japan

By Contributor Diego Rojas

Warmer temperatures are starting to thaw out the snow, and the intensity that comes with the winter festivals is fading. Locals around the country are getting set for one of their favorite seasons, spring! 858 more words


Festivals are Rituals for Regeneration and Revival

The other day, I saw a NHK’s TV program entitled “Sunday Forum: Ise and the Japanese People.” As I had a thing to do, I could see only a part of it. 516 more words

Ise Grand Shrine

An Ogionsa Taster

One week ago, on my way home from work, I happened to chance upon a lot of semi-naked men carrying a portable shrine – mikoshi  684 more words