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    The Traditional Festival in Japan

    There are many festivals in the world; Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Tulip Festivals in Netherlands, New Year Event in the United States of America. Japan also has festivals in all seasons. For example, the Awa dance Festival in Tokushima prefecture, the Tanabata Festival in Miyagi prefecture and the Nebuta Festival in Aomori prefecture. The festival of My photos are not so famous, but they are very traditional. Japan has about 70000 temples and 80000 shrines. Besides, about 40000 festivals are held in Japan. Additionally, many Japanese festivals are categorized by Buddhism and they have minds of folk believer.
    My hometown has a very traditional festival in summer. It has been held more than 250 years. Long time ago, a lordship conducted to the festival for cheering citizens and prayed for good harvest. A lot of Japanese festivals trace back to like that reason.
    It is said that Japanese does not believe in any particular religion. However Japanese like traditional festivals and they take part in the festivals. Not only Japanese, but also people around the world like festivals and they enjoy. The festival gives power to anybody.

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