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2019 UMI KAGURA (9/15)

The gorgeous costumes, the rhythmical sounds of Japanese instruments, the dynamic movements, and the marvelous…

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2019 Summer Festivals

Rows of food stalls, music performances and fireworks lighting up the night sky is how Japan celebrates summer…

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2019 Firework Festivals

  Japan celebrates spring with “hanami” and they celebrate summer with “hanabi*”.…

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Gorei-furyū Festival

[OKI Event] Gorei-furyū Festival (5th Ju ...

At this spectacular festival, witness eight deity carrying sacred horses gallop up to the shrine right before …

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The Nagata Collection of Hokusai

The Shimane Museum of Art is celebrating their 20th Anniversary with a very special Hokusai exhibition from th…

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2018 Summer Festivals in Shimane

2018 Summer Festivals in Shimane

Rows of food stalls, music performances and fireworks lighting up the night sky is how Japan celebrates summer…

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[EVENT] Matsue “Musha Gyoretsu” Warrior ...

Watch as citizens dress up in elaborate costumes and parade around Matsue As winter comes to an end, the begin…

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MATSUE IRISH FESTIVAL [11th March 2018]

Once a year for one day, the streets of Matsue will become filled with green as food stalls line the streets, …

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【25-26 Nov.】INAKA illumination 2017 at t ...

INAKA Illumination is completely different from the flashy lights of the city. Here visitors enter a world of …

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Autumn Events in Shimane 2017

Matsue Suitoro Light up the Castle Town of Matsue Matsue Suitoro (Matsue Water Lantern Festival) is a light-up…

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