Traditional Japan

Traditional Japan

Steel Phallus Festival 2014

Steel Phallus Festival 2014

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Kawasaki, Japan – Participants during the Kanamara Matsuri, which held each first Sunday of April at Kanayama Shrine, April 6, […]

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Kitchen Knives Ceremony in Tokyo

Kitchen Knives Ceremony in Tokyo

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Tokyo, Japan – A carp is offered for a kitchen knives ritual ceremony at Tokyo’s Kanda Myojin Shinto shrine on […]

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Japanese New Year Ice Bath 2014

Japanese New Year Ice Bath 2014

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Tokyo, Japan – Participants pour themselves cold water during the Annual New Year ice bath ceremony at Kanda Myojin Shinto […]

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First New Year Calligraphy 2014

First New Year Calligraphy 2014

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Tokyo, Japan – Hundreds of calligraphers brush words during an annual convention of New Year’s Kakizome at Tokyo’s Nippon Budokan […]

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Japan Emperor Akihito Greets New Year Well-wishers

Japan Emperor Akihito Greets New Year Well-wishers

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Tokyo, Japan – Emperor Akihito, left, and Empress Michiko wave to well-wishers with other members of the royal family from […]