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Daruma burning ceremony at Dairyuji temple in Gifu

Daruma burning ceremony at Dairyuji temple in Gifu

Buddhist monks performed a ritual at the start of a daruma kuyo ceremony at Dairyuji, a Buddhist temple in Gifu, Japan. (JANUARY 13, 2019) (All photos by Ben Weller/AFLO) People […]

Features, Traditional Japan

Tuna fish sold for record 3 million USD at Toyosu fish market

Tuna fish sold for record 3 million USD at Toyosu fish market

(Photo by Nicolas Datiche/AFLO) President of sushi restaurant chain Sushi-Zanmai, Kiyoshi Kimura displays a 278kg bluefin tuna at his main restaurant near Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market on January 5, 2018. […]

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Crowds for New Year at Haneda airport

Crowds for New Year at Haneda airport

December 30, 2018, Tokyo, Japan – International terminal of Tokyo’s Haneda airport is crowded with tourists to travel abroad on Sunday, December 30, 2018. Major railway stations, airports and highways […]

Society

Emperor Akihito’s 85th birthday at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo

Emperor Akihito’s 85th birthday at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo

Japan’s Emperor Akihito waves to well-wishers who gathered to celebrate his 85th birthday at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan on December 23, 2018. (Photo by Pasya/AFLO) Japan’s Emperor Akihito […]

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Marunouchi Christmas Parade

Marunouchi Christmas Parade

(All photos by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO) Some 300 office workers in Marunouchi area dressed up as Santa Claus to participate in “Marunouchi Christmas Parade” on the illuminated Nakadori street in Marunouchi […]