Harikuyo – Festival of Broken Needles

By Harikuyo

Imagine this in our throw away culture, an annual ceremony for sewing needles. The Festival of Broken Needles, harikuyo, has taken place in Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples all over Japan on February 8th for hundreds of years. While memorial services are more usually held for the spirits of the dead, there is an old […]

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