festivals

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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What it’s really like to join a Japanese festival and carry a mikoshi around Tokyo for a day

We join the festivities at Suga Shrine, made famous as one of the real-life locations from the hit anime film Your Name

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Special penis shrine books will even be available for the first time this year.

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Hanazono Jinja Shrine: Lanterns, stalls and rakes at annual Tori no Ichi cock festival in Tokyo

Don’t miss your chance to attend one of the biggest cock festivals in Tokyo.

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Tokyo’s Nakano district doesn’t just have an Obon Dance, it has an Obon Jovi Dance!

The west Tokyo neighborhood’s take on the centuries-old event is like bad medicine, and bad medicine is what I need.

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Japanese festival serves up juice in I.V. bags to keep you hydrated and healthy【Pics】

There’s no refusin’ this delicious transfusion!

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New ad for Pepsi J-Cola is like a badass Mad Max Japanese festival 【Video】

The crazy big-budget commercial stars some of Japan’s most well-known musicians on flame-spewing monster floats.

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Sapporo Snow Festival reveals upcoming ice sculptures and displays for 2018

Towering snow sculptures pay homage to Final Fantasy and Osamu Tezuka’s beloved anime characters.

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Photographer captures fantastical images of a fire-walking festival in northern Japan【Photos】

These photos offer a stunning look at one of Japan’s many festivals.

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Yukata summer kimono separates allow you to mix and match traditional outfits with everyday wear

This innovative new collection includes kimono that look great with jeans and tops too.

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Cute Instagram cat teaches us about Japanese culture with hilarious cosplay photo collection

Bow down to your new furry sensei.

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It’s all in the name of Japanese culture and tradition.

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We bring you the itinerary for the popular Japanese penis festival so you don’t come too early and have to pull out.

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We try a delicious pancake burger from Eggs ‘n Things in Tokyo

The unusual burger is one of a number of restaurant meals usually not available to the public that can be purchased at a very special food event for a limited time.

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We spend Culture Day in prison, food was arguably better than Yoshinoya

This Culture Day, our reporter Yuichiro Wasai went straight to Fuchu Prison. He did not pass Go. He did not collect 200 dollars.

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