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Sugito Town Lantern Festival
Aug 1
Saitama
Culture

Sugito Town Lantern Festival

In early August, Sugito Town in Saitama Prefecture celebrates summer for two evenings with a lantern festival. “The Milky Way fallen to earth” is a kilometer-long display of tatami mat-sized paper lanterns. Music, dance and fireworks round out each evenings’ festivities.

Elizabeth Scally
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A Visit to Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha
Shizuoka
Culture

A Visit to Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha

Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha is the most important shrine associated with Mt. Fuji. Located Fujinomiya, the shrine sits in a large area with beautiful buildings and the sacred Wakutama-ike pond.

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