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Gujo Hachiman, an Edo Era Town That’s Much More Than a Song and a Dance

November 1, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

You may recall that, back in July, we posted about the Gujo Hachiman Bon Odori festival, a four day extravaganza of all night dancing, perhaps the most famous event of its type in all of Japan. While it is quite an extraordinary sight, there is a good chance that you were unable (or even disinclined) […]

Gujo Hachiman Bon Dancing Festival in Gifu

July 11, 2017 by First Admin

For four magical nights each August, at Gujo Hachiman in Gifu, dancers revelers line the streets until dawn breaks over the surrounding mountains in celebration of Obon. Across most of Japan, the festival of Obon is celebrated from the 13th-15th of August (there are some regional variances). This festival is not only a time for Japanese to […]

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