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Get Dirty at These 2 Festivals in Japan!

Japan is famous for its many festivals, with some being more colorful than others. Think of the penis festival, the festival where sumo wrestlers try to make babies cry and the festival with thousands of lit lanterns floating on the river. But have you ever thought of joining a very messy festival in Japan? Some…

Add Saga to the 2016 Itinerary and See the Spectacular Menburyu Mask Dance

Saga is a prefecture located in the northwestern part of Kyushu in Japan. Due to its adjacency to mainland Asia and longer trade relations with neighboring countries, there have emerged some unique dance traditions in Kyushu. One of such is the folk dance native to Saga called ‘Menburyu’. Menburyu   plaza.rakuten.co.jp/ Menburyu is a traditional…