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Japan observes 73rd anniversary of end of World War 2

Japan observes 73rd anniversary of end of World War 2

(Photo by Nicolas Datiche/AFLO) Japan marked the 73rd anniversary of the end of World War II. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko attended the memorial ceremony at Tokyo Budokan Martial Arts […]

Traditional Japan

Uchimizukko Festival

Uchimizukko Festival

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Uchimizukko festival took place at the Kanda Myojin Shrine on August 11. Uchimizukko is a Japanese summer tradition celebrated in Akihabara since 2003, and […]

Traditional Japan

Mitama Festival at Yasukuni Shrine 2018

Mitama Festival at Yasukuni Shrine 2018

(All photos by Nicolas Datiche/AFLO) Mitama Festival is taking place at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on July 13, 2018 in Tokyo. The annual 4-day festival celebrates the souls of the […]

Traditional Japan

Sumo wrestlers practice at dojo prior to Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament

Sumo wrestlers practice at dojo prior to Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament

(All photos by Ben Weller/AFLO) Sumo wrestlers practice at a training dojo in Chikusa Ward, Nagoya on July 4. The 2018 Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament will take place from July […]

Traditional Japan

Sanja Festival in Asakusa

Sanja Festival in Asakusa

(Photo by Richard Atrero de Guzman/AFLO) Sanja Festival, one of the three great Shinto festivals in Tokyo, took place in Asakusa from May 18-20. A boisterous traditional mikoshi (portable shrine) […]