Men dressed in women clothes running around the neighbourhood in February. This looked like Carnival to me. But I was wrong…
A few shrines in Tokyo still celebrate the traditional production of mochi – rice cake- with a small festival around New Year.
Genpuku-shiki is a ceremony held on Seijin no Hi, the day when Japanese reach the age of 20.
On January 13th Japan celebrated the Coming of Age where the 20 year old dress up in kimonos.
Misogi is a practice of ritual purification often celebrated at the beginning of the New Year. One of the various methods is …
Second visit to the Otakebeya-Stable. This time to observe a young sumo hopeful..
Duck Netting is cultivated in the Imperial Preserves in Saitama Prefecture, preserving a tradition since the Meji-Period. ,
Revisiting the Tsunami area 15 months after my last visit. Has progress been made?
The old Bungomori-Roundhouse in Kita-Kyushu is a relict from the days of steam trains.
Yabusame is the most well-known and formal form of Japanese horseback-archery.