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Japan’s most unusual festivals

Japan has many famous traditions, such as the renowned Cherry Blossom festival, but did you know the country actually has more than 100 different celebrations each year? Our gallery charts some of the strangest

Katie Ramsingh
Katie Ramsingh,

The Japanese love to celebrate all-year round. From mud wrestling to paper dolls and snow sculptures, there is a host of unique festivals to mark important events and occasions. Click through our gallery to discover 14 of the country’s most extraordinary celebrations.



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