Pictures of the Week (Jan. 11 – Jan. 17)

Ski Jumping: FIS Ski Jumping World Cup
Hokkaido, Japan – Yuki Ito of Japan competes during the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Women’s HS100 at Miyanomori Ski Jump Stadium, January 11, 2014. (Photo by AFLO SPORT)

The World's First Kit Kat Store in Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan – Customers buy the first limited edition of Kit Kat products at the “Chocolatory”, the first store in the world at Seibu Ikebukuro shopping building on Friday, January 11, 2014. The “Chocolatory” is a combination of chocolatier and chocolate factory. This is the first Kit Kat Chocolatory store in the world, the first limited edition are the “Special Cherry Blossom Green Tea”, “Sublime Bitter” and “Special Chili”, which has a chili pepper cream. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

Kitchen Knives Ceremony in Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan – Dressed in medieval court attire, attendants perform kitchen knives ritual ceremony at Tokyo’s Kanda Myojin Shinto shrine on Sunday, January 12, 2013. The ceremony dates back to early eighth century in Japan, a country whose traditional cuisine was added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list in December 2013. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

Coming of Age Day 2014
Tokyo, Japan – Women dressed in traditional kimono celebrate Coming of Age Day (Seijin no Hi) January 13, 2014. Coming of Age Day is a Japanese holiday held annually on the second Monday of January and it is held in order to congratulate and encourage all those who have reached the age of majority (20 years old, “hatachi” in Japanese) over the past year, and to help them realize that they have become adults. Festivities include coming of age ceremonies (seijin-shiki) held at local and prefectural offices, as well as after-parties amongst family and friends. (Photo by Michael Steinebach/AFLO)

All Japan Basketball Championship 2014 Empress Cup
Tokyo, Japan – Ryusei Shinoyama (Brave Thunders) in action during the All Japan Basketball Championship 2014 Empress’s Cup Final between Toyota Alvark Tokyo 79-82 Toshiba Brave Thunders Kanagawa at 1st Yoyogi Gymnasium, January 13, 2014. (Photo by AFLO SPORT)