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Tokyo Auto Salon 2018

Tokyo Auto Salon 2018

(Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Nippon News) Tokyo Auto Salon took place at Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex in Chiba, Japan, from January 12-14. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Nippon News) Tokyo […]

Features, Traditional Japan

Japanese New Year Ice Bath 2018

Japanese New Year Ice Bath 2018

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Traditional New Year ice bath ceremony took place at Kanda Myojin Shrine on January 13 in Tokyo. This year, 44 participants braved the ice […]

Features, Traditional Japan

Asakusa Nakamise street with year-end shoppers

Asakusa Nakamise street with year-end shoppers

(All photos by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO) Year-end shoppers and tourists gather in the Asakusa Nakamise street leading to the Sensoji temple. It is customary for the Japanese people to visit Shinto […]

Features, Japan Daily Life

Christmas Illuminations in Tokyo

Christmas Illuminations in Tokyo

(Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Christmas illuminations decorate various parts of Tokyo during this festive season in Japan. Above: Shibuya Blue Grotto. Thousands of blue LED lights turn the streets […]

Traditional Japan

Kotai Jingu Shrine Festival in Fujisawa

Kotai Jingu Shrine Festival in Fujisawa

(All photos by Ben Weller/AFLO) Kotai Jingu Shrine Festival was held in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture on August 17. The festival is held each year around the mid-August “Bon” holiday, which […]