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Trip of A Lifetime Pt Lil Brother! Shingu, Japan 2017

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Kagari Goku – Special Offering

On February 6th, the Shingu Fire Festival is held every year where around 2000 men and boys dress up in white clothing, eat and drink white food, and participate in various purification rites. Here is a picture of a Kagari … Continue reading

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Music in Kumano

Kumano is not just about spiritual pilgrimages, mountains, rivers, ocean, and shrines. Kumano also has some great places to listen to enjoy the arts, music, and meet the local people. Here is one concert that I and my good friend … Continue reading

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Making Kumano Bancha in Akakura

Making Kumano Bancha Of course it is all organic made using traditional methods.

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Up the Dorokyo Pt 2

This is the second half the journey up the Dorokyo and part of the return trip. See Part 1 first. You will see an old Japanese Ryokan that is separated by a suspension bridge. Half of the facility is in … Continue reading

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Up the Dorokyo Gorge Part 1

Join us in a trip up the Dorokyo Gorge. Ideally, you want to take this trip for real. But, until then this little video will give you a sense of what it would be like. Normally people take the jet … Continue reading

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The Shingu Fire Festival – Otou Matsuri

Here is an article I wrote for Global Voices of Japan. LINK: http://glovoicesjp.com/etc/english-the-shingu-fire-festival.html?lang=en The Shingu Fire Festival ‘Tanomude! Tanomude! Tanomude!’ This is what you will hear as the sun goes down in Shingu City every year on February 6th. As … Continue reading

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Free Climbing at Akakura

Free Climbing at Akakura (Akakura, Ikuse-town, Kumano-shi 2010.11.6)

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Shingu Fire Festival

Shingu Fire Festival light up! The Shingu Oto Matsuri is held every year on February 6th. This is a little taste of the festival. More to come soon.

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Nigura Shrine Festival

Nigura Shrine festival (Akakura, Ikuse-town, Kumano-shi 2010.11.7)

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