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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 […]

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Emperor Akihito 80th Birthday at the Imperial Palace

Emperor Akihito 80th Birthday at the Imperial Palace

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Tokyo, Japan – Flanked by his family, Japan’s Emperor Akihito waves to flag-waving well-wishers celebrating his 80th birthday during a […]

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Japanese Cherish Sweet Memory of Penny Candies

Japanese Cherish Sweet Memory of Penny Candies

In a small hideout-like store, there are more than 100 kinds of candies. In Japan, you often see children rushing into Dagashiya, a penny candy store, after school. Dagashi, penny […]