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Hanshin Tigers 2017
EVENTS & FESTIVALS

Hanshin Tigers 2017

Root Root Root for the Home Team… It’s a bit too cold out to be thinking about sports but I suspect it might be time that I finally don the black & yellow. If I’m honest, I know next to…

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Osaka Great Santa Run 2016
EVENTS & FESTIVALS

Become Claus for a Cause!

Osaka Great Santa Run 2016  Now in its seventh year, the Osaka Great Santa Run 2016 has become a much welcome holiday tradition. The charity run, which takes place around Osaka Castle Park, requires attendees to rent a Santa costume…

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Futon Daiko
EVENTS & FESTIVALS

Futon Daiko – Osaka Autumn Festival

When visiting Osaka during the autumn season, be sure to check out the annual futon daiko carrying ceremony held at several autumn festivals! There are two types of ‘portable shrine’ festivals (mikoshi) that represent Osaka; the danjiri and the futon daiko. The main difference…

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