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Posted by ampontan on Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Jangara Nenbutsu dance peformed yesterday in Iwaki, Fukushima. (Photo and video by the Asahi Shimbun)

This is a traditional Buddhist dance performed as an offering while going from house to house in the neighborhood.

In this neighborhood, 50 people died and 1,360 homes were either partially or completely destroyed in last year’s tsunami. You can hear the sound of the waves in the video.

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