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Hari-Kuyō is held on December 8. Kansai region, Japan. This event in the first decade of the month December is annual. Help us Help us 
8 December - Hari-Kuyō
Hari-Kuyō, the Festival of Broken Needles, is a special holiday for seamstresses, who bring bent and broken needles and pins to their local temple so these tools may be thanked for their service and honored. Finally, they are laid to rest in a soft cake of tofu or konnyaku (soft jelly cakes). Needles are piled high on the alters and small kimono and other garments hang nearby as offerings. Many seamstresses also pray for good luck in their sewing endeavors for the year.
This festival is celebrated on February in the Kanto region, this year coinciding with the Lunar NewYear.

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