Writer: Joshua Wood

Hello. I'm Joshua. I have been living in Japan for the past seven years, two years in Mie and five years in Osaka. I am an English teacher and writer. I love culture and travel. I enjoy the city life and am an avid street photographer and documentary film maker capturing the life and times of the people while I'm here. I love music and hold a Bachelors degree in Music from the University of Akron and a Masters in Music Technology from Indiana University. Check out my Google+ page for more photos and videos of my travels in Japan and Asia. Thank you.

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Buddha's Birthday

Coming up on April 8th is the Hana-Matsuri (花祭り) or Flower Festival, one of the most monumental and longest cultural traditions in Buddhism dating all the way back to the year 606. This date also marks the Kambutsu'e (灌仏会 )or the Buddha's birthday.

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