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Coming of Age Day ceremonies in Japan

Coming of Age Day ceremonies in Japan

New adults who will be 20 years old this year attended the Coming of Age Day ceremonies which were held across Japan today. (Photo by Ben Weller/AFLO) The event is […]

Features, Modern Japan

New Year Fire Review 2017

New Year Fire Review 2017

Members of the Tokyo Fire Department perform during the New Year’s Fire Review 2017 on January 6, 2017, Tokyo, Japan. (All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike […]

Features, Traditional Japan

Year-end shoppers fill the street of Ameyoko district

Year-end shoppers fill the street of Ameyoko district

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) People shop along the street of Ameyoko district near Ueno station on December 30, 2016, Tokyo, Japan. Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko) is a narrow shopping […]

Features, Traditional Japan

Hagoita-Ichi fair at Asakusa Sensoji Temple

Hagoita-Ichi fair at Asakusa Sensoji Temple

Asakusa visitors take pictures of traditional Hagoita (Battledores) on display during the Hagoita-Ichi fair at the Sensoji Temple on December 17, 2016, Tokyo, Japan. Originated in the Edo period the […]

Features, Modern Japan

Kawasaki Halloween Parade 2016

Kawasaki Halloween Parade 2016

Halloween costumed participants pose for a photograph during the annual Halloween Parade in Kawasaki on October 30, 2016. Here are some of our highlights… (All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) […]