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The Big Bang, Gifu style

The Big Bang, Gifu style


In Gifu, there are two big firework displays within a week of each other. The first occurs on the last Saturday of July, and the second occurs on the first Saturday of August. Not only are... more

Fireworks displays around Chubu

Fireworks displays around Chubu


In Chubu, summer means hot and humid weather, eating unagi (eel) and massive hanabi (fireworks) festivals. There are a huge number of these events throughout the region, from small neighbourhood gatherings through to massive events... more

BUNGEES, BARBEQUES, AND BERRIES

BUNGEES, BARBEQUES, AND BERRIES


MINAMI-CHITA GREEN VALLEY: BUNGEES, BARBEQUES, AND BERRIES by Rob M. Dupuis The rushing wind tousled my hair as my feet shot up toward the clear blue sky. In a blur below, calm, green pond swept by, and with... more

Tenno Festival

Tenno Festival


The city of Tsushima has a population of 66,000. To the west flows one of Japan’s three big rivers, and to the east sits the major city of Nagoya, so the city is blessed with... more

World Cosplay Summit


 Culture    When Aichi was chosen to hold the 2005 World Exposition in Monaco on June 12th 1997, the then governor for Aichi Prefecture, Reiji Suzuki, announced that “It will be the culmination of efforts we make... more