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Onbashira Matsuri, Nagano

Onbashira Matsuri, Nagano

“The great tree of the deep mountains, it enters the village, and becomes a deity.” That’s the ritual prayer that was sung several months ago as a large tree was cut and toppled to the ground with a thunderous boom. Every 7 years a 200-year old fir tree, one that stands straight as if reaching up to the heavens, becomes the centerpiece for one of Japan’s oldest, grandest and most dangerous festivals: the Onbashira Festival.

“Humans can only hope to be this grand.”

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True North, Akita. #1

True North, Akita. #1 from augment5 Inc. on Vimeo.

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True North, Akita

True North, Akita. from augment5 Inc. on Vimeo.

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Meiji-Jingu – 明治神宮

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Shinjuku by Night Part II – 新宿区

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Yamanashi Fuji Shibazakura festival – 富士芝桜まつり

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Good morning, Berlin

Berlin Time from Matthias Makarinus

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How to visit a Sinto shrine in Japan

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