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Kumano Pilgrimage Route

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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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Kumano Hayatama Taisha Slideshow

Hayatama Taisha, or Hayatama Grand Shrine, also known as Hayatama Jinju is the NEW SHRINE from which Shingu, or SHIN GUU, gets its name. The original shrine is Kamikura Shrine and is where the annual Shingu Fire Festival, or Otou … Continue reading

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Interview with Mikumano.net’s Otake Tetsuo

In this interview, in Japanese, Otake Tetsuo talks a little about his web sites and how he is introducing people in Japan to the secret treasures in Kumano. It is quite common for Kumano’s most ardent fans to be from … Continue reading

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Shingu Fire Festival Part 4

Here is the final installment of the Fire Festival series. Let me know your impressions. I think there are some interesting scenes especially how the adults and kids are relating to each other during this festival. There are not a … Continue reading

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Shingu Fire Festival Part 1

This is the first video of 4 videos that I took during the Shingu Fire Festival on February 6th, 2011. Before the festival all the men and boys who participate in the Shingu Fire Festival eat only white food, drink … Continue reading

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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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