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Osaka's Aizen Festival begins

/ Jun 26, 2014

Osaka's Aizen Festival begins

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Even though it is mid-rainy season, the Aizen Festival anticipates the hot summer ahead with a parade of women wearing cool and attractive yukata (light kimono). As Osaka's first summer festival of the year, this is held from June 30 to July 2 at ...

Getting crafty in Yokohama

/ Jun 5, 2014

Getting crafty in Yokohama

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These days, stores and even markets are filled with cheap, manufactured and mass-produced products. It's no wonder that there appears to be a bit of a rebellious demand for original handcrafted goods. This weekend, Yokohama hosts one of the biggest craft fairs in Japan, ...