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Hounen Matsuri at the Tagata Shrine, Komaki, Japan

Hounen Matsuri
is Japanese and means
Festival for a prosperous year.
There are many festivals in Japan. But
this one is quite different. Not many Japanese
know about this Matsuri, and they are very surprized
when they hear about it for the first time. Well, what is it?

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  • This Hounen Matsuri site is created 1998-03-15, updated 2012-01-12.
  • All photos are taken by Peter Thoeny using a digital camera or scanned color prints.
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