KOBE, JAPAN: IKUTA MATSURI (IKUTA SHRINE FESTIVAL)

Today at Ikuta Shrine and in the streets, the city celebrated Ikuta Matsuri: a religious festival dedicated to the security and prosperity of Kobe. Groups of people in traditional costumes walked through the streets, often stopping at storefronts to offer a blessing of prosperity for various city merchants.  

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16apr16. Kobe, Japan.

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5 thoughts on “KOBE, JAPAN: IKUTA MATSURI (IKUTA SHRINE FESTIVAL)

  1. These are great images! We’ve booked our flights for our October trip and have included a few days in Kobe. I’m really looking forward to exploring. Your images have shown an intriguing side to the city. Thanks!

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