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Momiji matsuri

Momiji Matsuri in Arashiyama

December 1st 2005
Images from Kyoto in late November and early December, including the "Momiji Matsuri" which means red leaf festival, to celebrate the maple leaves turning red. It's in the west in the Arashyiama district and they have traditional dances and Noh plays on boats on the river. There are boats that drop fans slowly into the water, and other boats with visitors who pick them up, and a real geisha tea ... read more
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Japanese Flag In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
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