Men of the Ikegami Oeshiki

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Last year I took these snaps of some very manly men doing the oeshiki drum dances in front of the Ikegami Honmonji (池上本門寺) in Tokyo’s Ota ward. This is one of the biggest buddhist festivals in the country and certainly one of the most entertaining, drums, whirling matoi dancers, flutists, music and chanting – what more can one want? Don’t miss it this year if you have the chance!







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