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Sakura of Mount Yoshino in Nara 11

Sakura of Mount Yoshino in Nara

Mount Yoshino has been known for its blossoms and tradition of mountain worship (shugendo) since antiquity. Shrines, sweeping sakura,..

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Yanaizu's Nanokado Hadaka Mairi 9

Yanaizu's Nanokado Hadaka Mairi

Through the streets of a village on top of a steep river bank, up 113 steps and meters of snow, naked men run towards the beautiful..

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Ouchi-juku: Edo-Period Fukushima

Ouchi-juku: Edo-Period Fukushima

A thatch-roofed village of rural refuge for those who travelled along the Aizu-Nishi Kaido road in Edo Japan. Localized soba, traditional..

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