festivals

Japan’s leading maker of joke knives with retractable blades ends production

A blow to fans of consequence-free stabbing.

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Tired of your usual camping fare? Try this easy Japanese festival favorite【SoraKitchen】

Or make it at home to bring festival food to you!

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Japanese idol concert goes ahead during heavy rain, creates crazy scenes for otaku near Mt Fuji

Mosh pit turns into a pond but that doesn’t stop the singing and dancing.

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Kyoto cotton candy brings us the taste of a traditional Japanese festival

Specialty sweets maker pops up in Tokyo for a limited time.

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Latest design for gorgeous stylized Japanese Coca-Cola cans spotlights Tohoku festivals

You’ll want to grab this pretty commemorative Coke can if you’re in northern Japan.

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Is ramune another COVID-19 casualty? Iconic Japanese soda faces plummeting sales and bleak summer

Not the ramune!

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Yakuza leadership airs complaints about COVID-19’s effect on money gains and operations

Nothing to shed tears over, really.

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Mt Fuji Shiba-sakura Festival, where beautiful “lawn sakura” blossom

A unique hanami event right next to Japan’s most famous mountain.

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Goodbye katanuki? Japanese festival game may go extinct thanks to the pandemic

The only makers of katanuki pieces may have to close their doors forever if the pandemic continues much longer.

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Mysterious Spirit Boat Procession in Nagasaki and the sandbox tram that follows it【Video】

A night when mystery hangs thick in the air. 

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We eat imoni, a delicious autumn stew, at a unique version of a traditional Japanese festival

Celebrating the arrival of autumn with a piping-hot bowl of delicious stew!

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Kyoto’s annual giant mountain bonfire displays drastically reduced in 2020

Gozan no Okuribi organizers strike a balance between tradition and safety.

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Japan has a festival where they straight-up throw dudes into a fire【Videos】

Getting married or having a kid? Then into the flames you go!

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Rare Fish Festival in Tokyo serves up dishes so good that oil may leak from your anus!

It’s sphincter leakin’ good!

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One of Japan’s favorite traditional desserts almost breaks the spirit of SoraNews24’s Mr. Sato

Mr. Sato attempts to eat this traditional Japanese sweet for the first time and realizes that it’s not for novices. Read More

Hyakki Yagyo: Night Parade of 100 Demons scares tourists in Kyoto【Videos】

Japan’s most terrifying ghouls, monsters and demons come out to frighten the public on a street believed to border the spirit world.

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Japanese festival float slams full-speed into power pole at Danjiri Matsuri in Osaka 【Videos】

Festival-goers sustain injuries, suffer broken bones at one of the most dangerous festivals in Japan.

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Niigata brings back mysterious cat mask festival for the first time in almost 90 years

Geisha once cosplayed as white cats to revive a devastated Japanese town. 

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Kyoto-roasted coffee has a connection to one of the city oldest, most beautiful summer ceremonies

Gozan no Okuribi fire festival inspires new line of gourmet coffee.

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Silent Bon odori dance?! Japan’s traditional summer festival gets a modern twist

The lively dance becomes a silent dance to appeal to younger audiences.

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