Traditional Japan

Traditional Japan

Mount Takao Fire-walking Festival

Mount Takao Fire-walking Festival

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Tokyo, Japan – A practitioner of Shugendo religion performs during the “Hiwatari-matsuri” in Takao-san Yakuo-in Yuki-ji Temple, March 8, 2015. […]

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Hinamatsuri – Girl’s Day Doll Pyramid

Hinamatsuri – Girl’s Day Doll Pyramid

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery The Japanese doll display in the lobby of Konosu City Hall on March 1, 2015, Saitama, Japan. 1,820 dolls are […]

Traditional Japan

Ikazuchi no Daihannya Festival

Ikazuchi no Daihannya Festival

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Tokyo, Japan – Participants dressed in women’s kimonos and wearing makeup run from house to house to chase away evil […]

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Coming of Age Day 2015

Coming of Age Day 2015

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Tokyo, Japan – Japanese girls dressed in colorful kimonos pose for the camera in front of the Tokyo Tower during […]

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Japanese New Year Ice Bath 2015

Japanese New Year Ice Bath 2015

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Tokyo, Japan – Participants wear only short or loincloths before taking a “purification” dip ice cold water during the annual […]