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Valentines Day in Japan, and White Day?

Valentines Day in Japan is a little different than the flurry of men in America searching for a way to get a girl or couples sweating over what to do for their spouse and worrying if their gifts will match … Continue reading

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Honen Matsuri (fertility festival)

The Honen Matsuri is a fertility festival that happens across Japan. the biggest one is held in a city just north of Nagoya called, Komaki. The festival is held at Tagata Shrine and during the event, the area is filled … Continue reading

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Nabana no Sato; A festival of lights

The festival is held through the month of March and features millions of lights and walkways leading through intricate plum blossoms. Despite the rain that showered the event, it was still a sight to behold and even added to the … Continue reading

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Setsubun Matsuri (bean throwing festival)

Setsubun Matsuri (Bean throwing festival) happens on the third of February and celebrates the beginning of spring by getting rid of old evil spirits. The festival has its name because roasted soybeans are purchased or received at a temple and … Continue reading

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