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Festivals of Japan Series- Season 1

TRAVEL 2017 30 mins Episode(s): 12 english Japanese
This is the first season of the Festivals of Japan Series, which introduces various festivals around Japan. In this 12 episode season, we will explore the festivals themselves, their histories, and the people responsible for preserving, cherishing, and passing on their traditions. From giant sea bream floats, children`s kabuki, portable shrines, and wonderful cherry blossoms, this series will remind viewers of the importance of valuing local traditions and cultures.

Episode List
  1. Daidai Kagura -The Ritual Dance of Iki, the Island of the Gods-
  2. Hachinohe Enburi -The Festival to Beckon Spring-
  3. The Namahage Sedo Festival -Oga Peninsula-  
  4. Hitachi Furyumono -Masterful Art of the Common People-
  5. The Mooka Steam Locomotive, Cherry Blossom, and Rape Blossom Highway
  6. Handa Floats Festival
  7. The Thousand Cherry Blossom Trees of Eboshiyama Park
  8. Hikiyama Children's Kabuki -Cultured Entertainment for Common Folk-
  9. Daisen Miyuki -Ancient Dynasty Picture Scroll- 
  10. Ofune Festival -Parishioners Who Support the Festivals-
  11. Toyohama Sea Bream Festival -Japan's Bizarre Festival-
  12. Onyudo -Japan's Largest Mechanical Doll- 

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