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Get Lit At The Nihonmatsu Lantern Festival!

The seasons have turned from “Seatbelt Buckle on Your Bare Arm” Summer to “Wow, it’s livable and not so bad, isn’t it?” Autumn, and for many of us, that means it’s time to go out for the Autumnal Festivals across … Continue reading

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Water Splashing Festival and Bon Odori at Higashiyama Hot Springs

The Higashiyama Hot Springs Water Splashing Festival (known in Japanese as the Oyukake Matsuri) is one of the traditions of the summer season in the Higashiyama Area of Aizu Wakamatsu City. Locals, as well as portable shrine lovers from various … Continue reading

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Suwa Shrine Festival in Yotsukura 2013

On May 4, I and some other Fukushima JETs and friends participated in a festival where we helped to carry an omikoshi (portable shrine) around the streets of Yotsukura, Iwaki. We met up at a community hall and got changed … Continue reading

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