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Features, Traditional Japan

“Honozumo” Sumo Tournament at Yasukuni Shrine

“Honozumo” Sumo Tournament at Yasukuni Shrine

(All photos by Yohei Osada/AFLO) Ceremonial sumo tournament “Honozumo” took place at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on April 17. Held annually in April, the free one-day event features top sumo […]

Bizarre

Phallus Festival : Kanamara Matsuri

Phallus Festival : Kanamara Matsuri

All photos by Hiroshi Omori/AFLO Phallus Festival or Kanamara Matsuri took place at Kanayama Shrine in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, on April 2. The event is held every year on the […]

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 […]

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 […]