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Japanese Summer – Of Cicadas and Ghosts 1

2014/08/15 | Animal , ,

Ahhhh.. summer in Japan is here. Long vacation from school. Fireworks. Obon. Dance festivals. And its official background music: the sound of cicadas. Wait, what was that? Summer in Japan is also also the time where the environment becomes noisy due to cicadas.…

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Japanese Summer – A Season of Fireworks and Dance Festivals 2

In our previous post, we featured fireworks as one of the things you usually associate to a Japanese summer. But summer is not only about fireworks, it also means commemorating one’s dead ancestors and summer dance festivals. Obon In Buddhism, they believe that the spirits of their ancestors visit their living relatives yearly and it is during the Obon (お盆).…

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Japanese Summer – A Season of Fireworks and Dance Festivals 1

It’s summer time now in Japan. If you know how hot and sweaty you can be during summer in Japan, then you also know that summer is also the time of fireworks and dance festivals. Almost every night of summer in Japan has fireworks, it may be coming from a small village or a big city.…

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