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October - Jidai Matsuri (Festival of the Ages), Japan

Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | Views [2109] | Video

Location: Kyoto Gosho, Kyoto, Japan Dates: 22 October Level of Participation: 2 – shed a tear for Kyoto’s former glory Description: Compared with the former Japanese capital’s other major ... Read more >

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July - Gion Matsuri, Japan

Saturday, 27 Jun 2009 | Views [3991]

Gion Marsuri. Photo by [MShades], Flickr.com Location: Shijo-dori, Kyoto, Japan Date: 17 July Level of Participation: 2 – be thankful your not chigo Description: Japanese culture often confuses the outsider and Kyoto’s multifaceted float ... Read more >

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March- Hanami (Cherry Blossom Viewing), Japan

Monday, 16 Feb 2009 | Views [3004] | Video

Location: Throughout Japan, but especially good at Yoshino Dates: Cherry blossoms can begin to appear in Okinawa as early as January and not until May in Hokkaido, but through the bulk of the country they’re usually in flower near the end of March.... Read more >

Tags: cherry blossoms, hanami, japan, world festivals, yoshino

February - Saidai-Ji eyo (Naked Festival), Japan

Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | Views [5035] | Video

Location: Kannon-in temple, Saidai-ji, Japan Dates: Third Saturday in February Level of Participation: 5 – men are free to join in the violent battle Description: Naked Festivals are common (if a little overstated, since participants wear ... Read more >

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January - Yamayaki, Japan

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 | Views [1141]

Location: Mt Wakakusa-yama, Nara, Japan Dates: Second Sunday in January Level of Participation: 1 – a cosy night in front of the fire Description: Winter in the Japanese region of Kansai would ... Read more >

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November - Tori-No-Ichi (Day of the Rooster), Japan

Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | Views [1735] | Video

Location: Otori shrines, Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan Dates: Every 12 days in November Level of Participation: 2 – buy a rake for luck Description: Taking place on the Days of the Rooster (according ... Read more >

Tags: day of the rooster, japan, world festivals



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