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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 […]

Features, Food, Japan Daily Life, Traditional Japan

Tokyo Governor Koike Visits Tsukiji Fish Market

Tokyo Governor Koike Visits Tsukiji Fish Market

(All photos by AFLO) Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike inspects the Tsukiji wholesale market in Tokyo, Japan on January 12, 2017. The market was scheduled to relocate to a nearby Toyosu […]

Society, Traditional Japan

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, 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 […]