Priests lined up for Kinen-sai event at Ise Jingu Shrine, Japan: Kinen-sai is annual prayer service for a good crop.
Foxes (Kitsune) are a common subject of Japanese myth and folklore. Foxes are thought to be able to take human form. In myth, they sometimes possess humans or shapeshift. This is often for the purpose of seducing humans. There are several Japanese myths in which young men or women unknowingly marry a fox.Foxes are thought to be the messengers of the Gods. The marriage of foxes is considered a good omen.
the detail of float for Gion Matsuri Festival, Kyoto, Japan 祇園山車
maiko + geiko (geisha) in formal kimono, miyagawa-cho, kyoto | japanese culture
（KEMARI) Cuju is an ancient ball game with similarities to association football. It is seen by some including FIFA to be the forerunner of modern football despite there being no historical connection between the sports . The game originated in China, and was also played in Korea, Japan and Vietnam.