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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…

Mitarashi Festival at Shimogamo Shrine

During the Mitarashi Festival, people soak their feet up to the knees in the Mitarashi Pond in Shimogamo Shrine, light candles, and pray for good health.

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…

Iwashimizusai festival

Iwashimizu Hachimangu shrine in Yawata city of Kyoto, situated on a quiet hillside hosts one of the three religious festivals in Japan.

Takasegawa boat festival

The Takasegawa is an old canal running through the city. There are lots of little shows going on in the street, including the tea ceremony performed by Maiko.

Canceled The Comb Festival ”櫛まつり”

The Comb Festival at Yasui Konpiragu Shrine, features a colorful parade of women having their hair done in various coiffures representing each era.