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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 […]

News, Society

Tuna fish fetches over $630,000 at first auction of 2017

Tuna fish fetches over $630,000 at first auction of 2017

Buyers inspect tuna at Tsukiji wholesale fish market on January 5, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. (All photos by Naoki Nishimura/AFLO) The first auction of the new year was held early […]

Features, Traditional Japan

Year-end shoppers fill the street of Ameyoko district

Year-end shoppers fill the street of Ameyoko district

(All photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO) People shop along the street of Ameyoko district near Ueno station on December 30, 2016, Tokyo, Japan. Ameya Yokocho (Ameyoko) is a narrow shopping […]

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, Traditional Japan

Hakkiyoi KITTE Sumo

Hakkiyoi KITTE Sumo

A promotional sumo event gets under way at a commercial complex next to Tokyo central station on Sunday, August 28, 2016. (All photos by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO) A youngster tackles with […]