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Posts tagged 西久保八幡神社例大祭 夏祭り2013

Winter festivals

taiko drumming bon odori tokyo

Taiko drumming @ a summer bon odori in Tokyo

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Although Japan’s temples and shrines can sit rather quietly during the winter, tomorrow is Setsubun so if you are in Japan February 3 is a good day to give your local shrine or temple a visit to see if they have something going on.

Dance of the dead

bon odori Nishikubo Hachiman Jinja Summer Festival (西久保八幡神社例大祭[夏祭り2013])

Nishikubo Hachiman Jinja Summer Festival (西久保八幡神社例大祭[夏祭り2013])

Continuing our October/Halloween related posts, today’s photo (beyond the title) really has nothing to do with October or Halloween as the Japanese do their dancing (盆踊り) to honor their dead ancestors in the middle of summer.

Oshare (おしゃれ)

bon odori oshare gentleman hat

Smartly-dressed Japanese gentleman at bon odori

I loved the hat on the dancing man in the middle of today’s photo. I took this picture at the Nishikubo Hachiman Jinja Summer Festival (西久保八幡神社例大祭[夏祭り2013]) in Tokyo this past August.

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