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Japan's Amazing Late Summer Festivals

Gail Nakada | Posted 09.28.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Summer is the season Japanese go all out to celebrate their culture. Festivals are bigger, brighter and louder. Ghosts and demons come out to play too, dancing to the beat of drum and flute. The sights, sounds and colors are worth the heat.

PHOTOS: Japan's Local Summer Festivals

Thomas Shomaker | Posted 05.21.2012 | Travel
Thomas Shomaker

Matsuri are local festivals that are central to the culture of Japan -- and are open to visitors.

Japan's Toughness In The Face Of Disaster

Thomas Shomaker | Posted 05.11.2012 | Travel
Thomas Shomaker

Seeing the Japanese care for each other and refuse to fall into despair always leaves me with hope for their culture and country.

Penis Festival Celebrated By Matsuri: Restaurant To Serve Special Penis-Themed Menu

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

This might give new meaning to the name Volcano Roll. Famed Japanese eatery Matsuri is bringing a little bit of Japan to the US with a special penis-...