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En-nichi (Street Fairs)

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An en-nichi, or festival day, is a day connected with Shintoist and Buddhist deities. Visitors to shrines and temples on this day can receive special divine favors. On en-nichi, shrine and temple grounds are alive with people, and street stalls do a thriving business.