festivals

Photographer captures fantastical images of a fire-walking festival in northern Japan【Photos】

These photos offer a stunning look at one of Japan’s many festivals.

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Yukata summer kimono separates allow you to mix and match traditional outfits with everyday wear

This innovative new collection includes kimono that look great with jeans and tops too.

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Cute Instagram cat teaches us about Japanese culture with hilarious cosplay photo collection

Bow down to your new furry sensei.

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It’s all in the name of Japanese culture and tradition.

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We bring you the itinerary for the popular Japanese penis festival so you don’t come too early and have to pull out.

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We try a delicious pancake burger from Eggs ‘n Things in Tokyo

The unusual burger is one of a number of restaurant meals usually not available to the public that can be purchased at a very special food event for a limited time.

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We spend Culture Day in prison, food was arguably better than Yoshinoya

This Culture Day, our reporter Yuichiro Wasai went straight to Fuchu Prison. He did not pass Go. He did not collect 200 dollars.

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Gigantic straw Godzilla sculpture appears in Japan – establishes itself as King of Straw-nsters 【Pics】

Hay! Godzilla! Aren’t you a little far from home out here in the field?

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Japan’s Kodo taiko group creates awesome new performance with 3D sound technology

The stunning sound and visuals in this new clip are designed to transport viewers to a Japanese festival as part of a new website for foreign tourists.

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Miniature food artist creates little Japanese festival featuring candy apples and tiny takoyaki

These photos make us want to shrink ourselves down and make a purchase at the mini festival stalls!

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Legends of Japanese visual rock to come together to perform at Visual Japan Summit 2016

This October is going to get a little crazy in Tokyo.

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Visiting Asagaya Tanabata Festival, known for its spectacular displays that never fail to surprise

Mr. Sato takes a stroll through the shopping arcade of Asagaya Station in Tokyo for this year’s Tanabata festival and bumps into none other than The Donald himself!

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How to wear Japanese geta the correct way and avoid blisters at the summer festival

Do you know the real Japanese technique to wearing traditional footwear?

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Japanese schoolgirl showdown 4: Dating girls in summer kimono vs. western dress【Poll】

More than 50,000 votes have been tallied and the results are in! Which girl do you think won at the polls?

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Japanese lingerie company creates “Fest-Bras” to be worn outside during summer festival season

The popular lingerie retailer is daring its customers to bare their bras to the world this summer.

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Step into a magical spirit world at the Motomiya Festival at Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto

The Kyoto shrine famous for thousands of vermilion torii gates will spirit you away to a mystical world of beauty this weekend at its famous annual night-time festival.
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Cats appear at Japan’s famous Tanabata Festival in Sendai this summer

The huge streamer decorations that draw crowds from all around Japan will now feature adorable cat characters created by an anime artist.

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The fastest mochi maker in Japan reveals secrets of his technique【Video】

The man who kneads rice at incredible speeds of three hits per second lets us into his world and tells us why he lives for making mochi.

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Traditional Japanese holiday gets boost with an injection of cold hard cash

A lesser-known Yamagata Prefecture custom may just be what Obon needs to stave off invasive species of the holiday kingdom like Halloween, Christmas, and Easter.

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These “Mikoshi Dako” are the badges of honour from a Japanese festival

Rather than hiding the calluses, the bulges on these men are glorified for a very special reason.

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