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Sanja Festival in Asakusa

Sanja Festival in Asakusa

(Photo by Richard Atrero de Guzman/AFLO) Sanja Festival, one of the three great Shinto festivals in Tokyo, took place in Asakusa from May 18-20. A boisterous traditional mikoshi (portable shrine) […]

Traditional Japan

Wakamiya Hachiman-sha Shrine festival in Nagoya

Wakamiya Hachiman-sha Shrine festival in Nagoya

(All photos by Ben Weller/AFLO) Wakamiya Hachiman-sha Shrine annual festival took place on May 15 and 16 in Nagoya, Japan. One of the largest festivals in Nara Prefecture originated in […]

Traditional Japan

Big Doll Festival at Tomisaki Shrine in Katsuura

Big Doll Festival at Tomisaki Shrine in Katsuura

(All photos by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO) Approximately 1800 dolls decorate the 60 steps of Tomisaki Shrine in Katsuura, 50 miles southeast of Tokyo. The Pacific coastal fishing town in Chiba prefecture […]

Olympic Games, Sports, Uncategorized

Japan wins gold in Ladies’ Team Pursuit, sets Olympic record

Japan wins gold in Ladies’ Team Pursuit, sets Olympic record

(Photo by MATSUO.K/AFLO) Japan won gold medal in speed skating team pursuit, beating the strong Netherlands team with an Olympic record of 2 minutes 53.89 seconds. (Photo by Yohei Osada/AFLO) […]

Olympic Games, Sports

Japan’s Kodaira wins gold in Speed Skating 500m

Japan’s Kodaira wins gold in Speed Skating 500m

(Photo by YUTAKA/AFLO) Japan’s Nao Kodaira won a gold medal in Speed Skating Ladies’ 500m at PyeongChang Olympics on February 18. (Photo by YUTAKA/AFLO) Korea’s Lee Seung-Hwa won a silver […]