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Cultural Property Fire Prevention Day in Tokyo

Cultural Property Fire Prevention Day in Tokyo

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Firefighters participated in fire drills during the 63rd Bunkazai Boka Day (Cultural Property Fire Prevention Day) at Ikegami Honmonji Temple on January 26 in […]

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Japanese airport staff wearing robotic suit HAL

Japanese airport staff wearing robotic suit HAL

(All photos by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO) Narita Airport staff are using robotic suit HAL (Hybrid Assitive Limb) which gives its wearer extra strength when lifting heavy luggage. The hi-tech device was […]

Features, Traditional Japan

New Year Ice Bath Ceremony in Japan

New Year Ice Bath Ceremony in Japan

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Annual New Year ice bath ceremony took place at Kanda Myojin Shrine in Tokyo on January 21. A group of brave men and women […]

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Tokyo Auto Salon 2017

Tokyo Auto Salon 2017

(Photo by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO) Tokyo Auto Salon 2017 was held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba from January 13 to 15. Japan’s largest show for custom cars celebrated its 35th anniversary […]

Features, Traditional Japan

Coming of Age Celebration: Mikoshi in the Sea

Coming of Age Celebration: Mikoshi in the Sea

(All photos by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO) Traditional Coming of Age ceremony took place in Katase Enoshima beach in Kanagawa Prefecture on January 15. New adults who will turn 20 years old […]