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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Decorations of Japan’s New Year

Decorations of Japan’s New Year

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) December 27, 2012, Tokyo, Japan – Kadomatsu are a pair of bamboo and pine decorations, which Japanese people place in […]

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79th Birthday of Emperor Akihito

79th Birthday of Emperor Akihito

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) December 23, 2012, Tokyo, Japan – Emperor Akihito waves to a throng of well-wishers from behind the bullet-proof glass panel […]