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Innoshima Murakami Suigun Samu...

Looking out over the waters of the Seto Inland Sea, it’s hard to imagine that these waters were once controlled by pirates. Pirate...

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Demons, beans and stinky fish

Although the coldest time of the year is often still to come, setsubun marks the shift from winter to spring. Every year on Februa...

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Tokasan Yukata Festival: Hiros...

The annual Tokasan festival is almost as old as the city of Hiroshima itself (the 2019 festival is the 400th) and it is one of the...

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Kasedori Festival (奇習加勢鳥)

Think you know all about Tohoku festivals? What about this?Every year on 11 Feb in Yamagata prefecture's Kaminoyama-shi (上山市), the...

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Nebuta Matsuri

The Nebuta Matsuri, the largest summer festival in Aomori City, is an explosion of colourful lanterns, taiko drum beats, dancing a...

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Sendai Tanabata Museum

Also in the prefecture of Miyagi, is the Sendai Tanabata Museum. To fully appreciate the beauty within this small museum, one must...

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Sendai Pageant of Starlight

Catch the dazzling lights of the Sendai Pageant of Starlight at the Jozenji-dori Avenue which is the main street of Sendai startin...

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