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Features, Traditional Japan

Sanja Matsuri 2017

Sanja Matsuri 2017

(All photos by Michael Steinebach/AFLO) Sanja Matsuri took place in Asakusa, Tokyo, on May 19. Sanja Matsuri is the largest among the three main Shinto festivals in Tokyo, attracting over […]

Features, Traditional Japan

Setsubun festivals held across Japan

Setsubun festivals held across Japan

(Photo by Yoshio Tsunoda/AFLO) People across Japan celebrated Setsubun or Bean-Throwing festival today. Setsubun is celebrated each year on February 3rd marking the day before the beginning of Spring. (Photo […]

Features, Traditional Japan

Hagoita-Ichi fair at Asakusa Sensoji Temple

Hagoita-Ichi fair at Asakusa Sensoji Temple

Asakusa visitors take pictures of traditional Hagoita (Battledores) on display during the Hagoita-Ichi fair at the Sensoji Temple on December 17, 2016, Tokyo, Japan. Originated in the Edo period the […]

Features, Modern Japan

High tech Tokyo cemetery with LED Buddhas

High tech Tokyo cemetery with LED Buddhas

A Buddha statue at the Ruriden memorial hall at the Koukoku-ji temple on February 11, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Martin Hladik/AFLO) In a country with an ageing population […]

Traditional Japan

New Year Celebration at Kawasaki Daishi

New Year Celebration at Kawasaki Daishi

(Click on the image above to view the full gallery) Kawasaki, Japan – People perform ablutions at Kawasaki Daishi, January 3, 2016. The Buddhist temple is a popular site to […]