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Live music at a Japanese Matsuri.
6 Aug 2006
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Japanese live music at the Matsuri.
6 Aug 2006
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For the past 1,400 years or so the town of Shingu has been host to one of Japan's oldest festivals, the Otou Matsuri, an event that starts innocent enough in costume and ritual, but finishes at the top of a mountain shrine named Kamikura Jinja (Kamikura Shrine) where boy becomes man and man becomes boy, as fire meets soul, and the intense flames of our forefathers rekindle the collective male primordial tinder, humbling both young and old in the presence of the Immortal Face, and its blank stare of infinity. In real-world terms, in order to participate in the festival one must be male and willing to be subjected to intense heat, violence, and other life-threatening challenges, and most importantly allow oneself to let go of modern logic and convention and to put tremendous trust in his fellow man, yet at the same time ready to fight him for your own survival. I took my son Kai (age 5) but I saw children as young as two! In this sense its a rite to passage, and for grown men, a rebirth. The fabric in which Japanese society is woven is of strands of the staid and the insane, in patterns that on the surface seem as smooth and sophisticated as kimono silk, but take another look, a closer look. There are strands hidden from the naked eye, and they are of a different, sometimes strange and primitive cloth. Festivals like this reveal Japan's true cultural tapestry, allowing us to sometimes see the rough backing of the fabric, the crude primary treads that hold the more orderly embroidery in place. This is the Japan I lust for. Having joined this festival simply reminded me of this desire. Thank you Okada-san for inviting us. I will never forget this exerience, nor shall my son.
9 Feb 2009
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nagoya matsuri 07
25 Oct 2009
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Nagoya Matsuri summer 2007
27 Jan 2010
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Ova 2 de Matsuri
5 Dec 2012
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A show from Japan that made a tour of Vegas. A clip from backstage.
30 Jul 2006
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Abertura do jogo de mistério e terror que foi transformado em anime pelo seu sucesso.
4 Nov 2007
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5 Dec 2012
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Two Englishmen set out on a quest to uncover Japan's hidden treasures. Their third choice was Japanese summer festivals. If you'd like to see the number one choice, visit *******www.japanquest.jp
21 Sep 2007
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13 Apr 2009
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on avait perdu les autres. . .
19 Jul 2008
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by participating in the LA dance group we got a free trip to Japan in 07 and perform in Nagoya Maturi. Here's Popo's first journey to Japan
20 Oct 2009
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this guy in our group from burma told me he's going to kick off the tree...look who whimps out. haha
18 Nov 2009
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wild japanese naked festival (hadaka matsuri)
4 Jan 2007
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Seen in Tokyo, Ebisu area. These festivals are to celebrate Autumn by carrying a mikoshi (sort of portable shrine). These events are usually organized by local shrines.
20 Feb 2007
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