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Fukuoka’s Tsukurimon festival

One of the best parts of exploring a new culture and country is seeing things you never thought imaginable.  I encountered this feeling of awe when I took the train to Fukuoka, Toyama in September to see the Tsukurimon festival, an event devoted to creating art out of produce.  Here are some memorable pictures from the […]

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Japan’s Owara Kaze no Bon Festival

The first Japanese festival I attended was the Owara Kaze no Bon Festival in the quiet mountain town of Yatsuo, in Toyama, Japan.  Last September, I was still very new to Japan, and attending Owara was my first venture in Toyama alone.  I was a little nervous but proud to be discovering a new country […]

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