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Kimono Queen Contest 2013

Kimono Queen Contest 2013

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Tokyo, Japan – Contestants show off their kimonos on stage during the 2013 Kimono Queen Contest, February16, 2013. Approximately 500 […]

News, Society, Traditional Japan

National Foundation Day

National Foundation Day

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Tokyo, Japan – Revelers carry portable shrines down the main street lined with chic boutiques and snazzy cafes to celebrate […]

News, Traditional Japan

Bean-Throwing Festival at Zojoji Temple

Bean-Throwing Festival at Zojoji Temple

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Tokyo, Japan – Kids with demon masks throw soybeans at demons on stage at Zojoji Temple in downtown Tokyo as […]

Bizarre, News, Traditional Japan

Japanese New Year Ice Bath

Japanese New Year Ice Bath

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Tokyo, Japan – Participants in a New Year ice bath scream in coldness as they bask in icy water at […]

News, Society, Traditional Japan

Japanese Businessmen Pray for Better Business in 2013

Japanese Businessmen Pray for Better Business in 2013

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Tokyo, Japan – A Shinto priest performs a purification ritual for a group of Japanese business persons who offer prayers […]