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Dancing For The Gods

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
 
Fisherman adorned in female kimono and makeup dance on a ship decorated with Japanese cedar leaves and red and white banners off the coast of Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Thursday.
The dance is part of a festival for Ose Shrine to pray for safety at sea and a bountiful catch...

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First Look at Dogo Onsenart 2018 Hot Spring Resort Art Festival

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
Following its successful debut in 2014, the site-specific festival Dogo Onsenart returns, transforming hotel and traditional Japanese inn rooms at the famous hot spring resort into art installations.
 
Dogo Onsenart 2018 actually started in September last year with a preview period...

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Fresh Soba, Sake Festival Kicks Off

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
Oedo Waen, an event at which visitors can enjoy newly brewed sake and soba made from the new buckwheat crop, started Thursday at Yoyogi Park in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo.
At the four-day event subtitled “an exposition of soba and Japanese sake,” about 100 brands of sake from across the...

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First-ever Bon-Odori Dance Festival To Be Held at Shibuya Scramble Crossing for Obon

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ROCKET NEWS
 
 
Shibuya’s giant scramble crossing will be closed to traffic for a summer street festival.
Obon, the Japanese festival to honour the spirits of one’s deceased ancestors, has been held annually in Japan for the past 500 years. The custom involves returning to the family home to clea...

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Unusual Hinamatsuri Festival Doll Designs

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JAPAN TRENDS
 
The traditional festival of the Hinamatsuri, also known as Doll’s Day or Girls’ Day. This is when ornamental dolls representing the emperor and empress from the Heian period are displayed in homes and other places around Japan.
 
There are many kinds and sizes of Hina-ningyo, or Hi...

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Fuji Shibazakura Festival

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JAPAN TODAY
 
Visitors admire the colorful “shibazakura” (moss phlox flowers) with Mount Fuji as a backdrop at the annual Fuji Shibazakura Festival in Yamanashi Prefecture on Tuesday. The festival runs until May 29 this year. Recently replanted, the flowers are set to reach peak bloom during Gold...

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Festival / Candlelight of 3,000 lanterns illuminates world of antiquity

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
At Kasuga Taisha shrine in Nara, each of the more than 3,000 lanterns in the precincts are lit up three days a year, namely on Feb. 3 and Aug. 14-15, between 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. for the summer event and 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. for the winter event.
 
This tradition has continued fo...

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Eel-flavored Catfish Available For Tat Gifu Festival

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ROCKET NEWS
Eating catfish is looked down upon by many people in Japan who regularly enjoy a plethora of ocean-raised fish. Even though the Japanese diet is no stranger to aggressively aromatic food such as natto, diners here simply cannot get past the stink of these bottom feeders.
Eel on the ot...

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Festival to Promote Whale Cuisine to Overseas Visitors

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JAPAN NEWS
The Yomiuri Shimbun
Event organizers and restaurants are striving to promote whale meat to overseas visitors, in a bid to foster deeper understanding of the delicacy amid the ongoing antiwhaling movement.
In Tokyo’s Ebisu district, 28 restaurants including Italian and washoku Japanese ...

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