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Features, Traditional Japan

Fire festival at Toba Shinmeisha Shrine

Fire festival at Toba Shinmeisha Shrine

(All photos by Ben Weller/AFLO) Annual fire festival “Toba-no-Hi Matsuri” took place on February 11 at Toba Shinmeisha, a Shinto shrine in Nishio, Japan. The festival begins with men walking […]

Features, Traditional Japan

Handheld fireworks launched at Shinto Shrine

Handheld fireworks launched at Shinto Shrine

(All photos by Ben Weller) Annual spring festival Gongen Matsuri was held this weekend at Matsudaira Tosho-gu, a Shinto shrine in Toyota City, Aichi prefecture. Men launched handheld fireworks known […]

Features, News, Society, Traditional Japan

Cultural Property Fire Prevention Day in Tokyo

Cultural Property Fire Prevention Day in Tokyo

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Firefighters participated in fire drills during the 63rd Bunkazai Boka Day (Cultural Property Fire Prevention Day) at Ikegami Honmonji Temple on January 26 in […]

Features, Modern Japan

New Year Fire Review 2017

New Year Fire Review 2017

Members of the Tokyo Fire Department perform during the New Year’s Fire Review 2017 on January 6, 2017, Tokyo, Japan. (All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike […]

News, Society

Cultural Property Fire Prevention Day

Cultural Property Fire Prevention Day

Firefighters participate in a training exercise at Nagoya Castle in Nagoya, Japan on January 26th, 2016. (All Photos by Ben Weller/AFLO) Over its 400 year history various parts of the […]