What is Golden Week?

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Golden Week was last week. You may have heard of it, you may have not. Golden Week takes place in Japan at the very end of April and lasts through the first week of May. People take vacations, travel the country or abroad, … [Read more...]

Strange Japanese Festivals

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Festivals, or matsuri are an integral part of Japanese culture. Even matsuri can seem a bit old-fashioned and sometimes religious for ultra-modern, secular Japan, these festivals are a staple of Japanese society that most … [Read more...]

Hadaka Matsuri: Naked Festival!

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[yframe url='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLF2lKN3rSI'] My Japan-related YouTube buddy Gimmeabreakman posted this video up about a week ago - it does an amazing job summing up naked men, festivals, and Japan, all in one … [Read more...]