Traditional Japan

Traditional Japan

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 […]

Traditional Japan

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 […]

Traditional Japan

Japan Emperor Greets New Year Well-wishers

Japan Emperor Greets New Year Well-wishers

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

Traditional Japan

Prayer Ceremony for Good Health in the New Year

Prayer Ceremony for Good Health in the New Year

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Tokyo, Japan – Shinto priests performs a purification ritual for a group of prayer ahead of the new year at […]

Traditional Japan

Japan Emperor Akihito 81st Birthday

Japan Emperor Akihito 81st Birthday

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Tokyo, Japan – Japan’s Emperor Akihito, accompanied by members of his family, appears on the veranda of the Imperial Palace […]