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Aizen-Matsuri Festival at Aizen-do Temple

The Aizen Festival prepares for the hot summer ahead with a parade of women wearing cool and attractive yukata. The Aizen-Matsuri 「愛染祭り」is Osaka's first summer…

Kyoto Gion-matsuri Festival

During the Heian period (794-1185), Kyoto suffered a series of natural disasters and plagues. As a form of appeasement to Mother Nature, a thousand years…

Tenjin-Matsuri Festival

Tenjin-Matsuri Festival is held to show the prosperity of Osaka and for the people to pray for business prosperity and their health at Osaka Tenmangu Shrine.

Sumiyoshi Festival at Sumiyoshi Taisha

The Sumiyoshi Festival is held over three days. A highlight of this festival is the nagoshi-harai-shinji ritual on the middle day. The nagoshi-harai-shinji ritual involves…