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Nagoya Festival
Nagoya, Japan

Jumping right back into things when I got back to Japan, I got word of the big festival hapening in Nagoya, and was off like a shot. There were plenty of traditional Japanese displays, including various battle re-enactments, which were amazing. But along with that came the western influence of the marching brass band, uni-cycles, […]

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Isidori Drumming Festival
Kuwana, Japan

I made sure to postpone my departure from Japan, because everybody said this was a festival not to be missed. How right they were. Each of the townships in the city of Kuwana has a huge cart/carrage of some sort that carries a big drum like the one I’m beating on in the photo shown […]

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Horse Jumping – Tado Style
Tado, Japan

This was one of the crazyist things I’ve ever seen done with a horse. I have to admit, I don’t have stacks of experience with horses, but this is really out there! This event is meant to predict, or encourage the coming year’s rice crop. I’m not sure which way the influence works, The test […]

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