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Shorinzan Daruma Market

Shorinzan Daruma Market

We visited the annual Daruma Market at the Shorinzan Temple in Takasaki on January 6th. (All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Merchants sell Daruma dolls outside the Shorinzan Daruma Temple […]

News, Society

Tokyo annual fire fighting drill

Tokyo annual fire fighting drill

Tokyo Firefighters’ New Year drill on January 6, 2016, Tokyo, Japan. Firefighters demonstrate their firefighting and rescue techniques during an annual New Year’s review of the Tokyo Fire Department on […]

Traditional Japan

Annual Calligraphy Jamboree at Nihon Budokan Martial Arts Hall

Annual Calligraphy Jamboree at Nihon Budokan Martial Arts Hall

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Tokyo, Japan – Participants use calligraphy brushes to ink words during an annual calligraphy jamboree at the Nihon Budokan Martial […]

Traditional Japan

People Visit Kanda Myojin Shrine in the New Year

People Visit Kanda Myojin Shrine in the New Year

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Tokyo, Japan – A Shinto priest hands out a sakaki branch to the people attending a ceremony wishing for prosperity […]

Politics

Diet Opening Ceremony in Tokyo

Diet Opening Ceremony in Tokyo

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Tokyo, Japan – Japan’s Emperor Akihito hands an Imperial Decree to Tadamori Oshima, speaker of the lower house, during a […]