Quirky Japanese Festivals { 161 images } Created 12 Mar 2009

Despite Japan's modern high-tech image, numerous festivals are held throughout the year. Summer festivals or matsuri are extravaganzas of color and exuberance, springtime hanami cherry blossom viewing is a long-time favorite, exotic lanterns at Star Tanabata festivals, or O-bon in August is a panorama of brightly colored kimono, lanterns and dancing.
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