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Kagura dance performances in Hiroshima
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Tanabata at the Shukkei-en Garden
From 1st to 7th of July, the city of Hiroshima celebrates the feast of the stars, Tanabata.
The Flower Festival of Hiroshima attracts tens of thousands of people, and it is continuing to grow.
It is impossible to reduce a western cartoon to Walt Disney. Similarly, Japanese animation does not stop at Miyazaki Hayao and Ghibli films.
In Hiroshima, wearing the yukata (light cotton kimono) is an over 400 year old tradition.
From November 18th to the 20th, the "Ebisuko" or Ebisu Matsuri is held in honor of the god of commerce, merchants, fishermen and prosperity.
At Yokogawa Station station on the third weekend of April, the streets are invaded by characters from Japanese cartoons for a unique and popular show.
August 6th, 1945 ... This date rings in the ears of an entire country, like a heartbreaking cry.
Heron Dance Sagimai Tsuwano
The Heron Dance Festival or Sagimai is a unique dance that occurs in Tsuwano in south west Japan in July.
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