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2017 / Japanese folklore “Namahage” to appear at Little Tokyo, Jan. 1

Namahage in traditional Japanese folklore is a demonlike being, portrayed by men wearing hefty ogre mask and straw capes during a New Year’s ritual of Akita prefecture. Namahage L.A. (photo in left) was founded by Jimmy Pearly Staley and Robin Lynn in Los Angeles. After Jimmy’s grandmother Akiko passed away, he felt a great...
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