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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

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