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Thursday, June 19, 2008


Oddball grunge-rockers HIGE commune with nature on the Sound of Forest stage at Rock in Japan 2007 DANIEL ROBSON PHOTO

Japan's summer festivals: In a field of their own

Fancy some J-pop kitsch in Ibaraki? How about a spot of opera in picturesque Matsumoto? Or perhaps you'd prefer some Afro-Brazilian percussion and taiko legends on the remote Sado Island? It's music festival season in Japan again, and to kick things off, our music scribes tell you where to go and who to see.

Summer festival highlights

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