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Zenkoji Gokaicho

Once in seven years, Zenkoji Temple’s maedachi honzon – the standing Amida statue is welcomed to the main hall. The statue was made in Kamakura Period (1192-1333) as a replica of the temple’s hidden principal image and has been designated as an Important Cultural ...

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Akita: Tohoku Rokkon Matsuri

Special event, held with the intention of encouraging Tohoku District’s people to cheer up, because the Tohoku District suffered extensive damage from the earthquake and tsunami on the March 11, 2011. Six major festivals from each of six prefectures in Tohoku District will participate ...

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Great Japan Beer Festival

Great Japan Beer Festival

Kanpai! Japan’s largest beer festival is back in Tokyo. Hosted by the Japan Craft Beer Association (JCBA), this weekend-long festival offers visitors the chance to sample some of the best “liquid bread” on the Japanese market, while also learning about the industry from 20 ...

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Toukasan Grand Festival

Toukasan Grand Festival

For the people of Hiroshima, the lighting of the lanterns of the Toukasan Grand Festival are a sure sign that summer has truly arrived. With a history going back nearly four centuries, this is considered to be one of Hiroshima’s “big three” festivals. It ...

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