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Thursday, February 07, 2013

Iki Iki Matsuri Sakurae Shimane


The iki iki matsuri is a common festival performed all over Japan in November. The words iki iki translate as "lively" or "fresh."

Iki Iki Matsuri, Shimane
Jake Davies

Here young women dressed in black tabi boots and happi coats perform the umbrella dance, kasaodori, during an iki iki matsuri in Sakurae, Shimane.

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