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Sometimes working together doesn't do the job. This picture was taken when the danjiri was dropped with the students still inside chanting.
Spirit of the Harvest

October 29th 2007
Basically the biggest event of the year on Yuge, the autumn harvest festivals, are finally over. Each of the main neighborhoods holds a festival that continues for about three days, so all of the island’s festivals put together span over three weeks. There are three main festivals on Yuge; Kamiyuge (upper Yuge island), the smallest is my neighborhood- Hikino, and the biggest- Shimoyuge (lower Yu ... read more
Asia » Japan » Ehime » Ochi » Kamijima

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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