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Keeping Demons Away in Uwajima, Japan

Keeping Demons Away in Uwajima, Japan

Hallowe’en has become incredibly popular in Japan, but keeping demons away is nothing new.  Every year, Okayama has their festival called Uraja, which is also known as Oni Matsuri (Demon Festival), but in a small city in southern Shikoku called…

Photo Friday: Niihama Taiko Festival

Photo Friday: Niihama Taiko Festival

Japan has hundreds of festivals throughout the year, especially in the summer and in the fall.  Fall festivals are so much more enjoyable since it’s cooler. Niihama Taiko Matsuri (新居浜太鼓祭り) is one of the best fall festivals I’ve seen.  It…

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