Nanami Sakuraba Traditional Hakama

Actress Nanami Sakuraba looks beautiful in hakama (the outer layer which wrapped the kimono) by Japanese clothing company Maimu. Girls and women wear this during graduation and some traditional events.

Nanami Sakuraba traditional hakama dress

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Firewalking at Hozanji Temple

Devotees walking the fire trail at Hozan-ji, a Buddhist temple in Nara. They believe that the tradition can provide good health and also chase away bad luck.

Credit: Asahi on Youtube

Maimi Yajima in Kimono

Maimi Yajima of Japanese girl group C-ute wearing a traditional kimono for a photoshoot in 2012 or 2013. Not 100% sure but that’s probably a yukata; it’s a casual summer kimono which is becoming popular again since the late 1990’s.

C-ute Maimi Yajima Japanese kimono

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Traditional Japanese New Year Food

Traditional Japanese new year dishes, looks like box sets from a nice restaurant.

Japanese traditional new year food

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Fireworks Festivals in Tokyo

Summer season is also fireworks season in Japan. The first firework festival in Japan was about 200 years ago. These days corporations sponsored many of the festivals, the shows happen almost daily in Tokyo when it reaches its peak in August.

Source: AGG (Youtube)