All posts filed under: Japan

Beat of the Drum

You’ve probably heard of kumi-daiko drum groups before, even if you don’t know it by name. The modern art of Japanese drum groups, using Taiko drums, has spread to cultures worldwide in recent years and is a staple event for visitors to the country. In the […]

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The Pull

We didn’t know there was going to be an annual festival when my sister and I arrived at the Naritasan Shinshō-ji Temple, looking for the rest of our family. However, we found the streets of the old town surrounding the temple packed with hundreds of visitors, local […]

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