Traditional Japan

Traditional Japan

Japanese Festival: Setsubun at Sensoji Temple Asakusa

Japanese Festival: Setsubun at Sensoji Temple Asakusa

On February 3 a special Setsubun celebration was held at Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo. Click on any image below to see the full gallery. Contact us for licensing. Setsubun or […]

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Japan New Year’s tuna auction sold for 193 million yen

Japan New Year’s tuna auction sold for 193 million yen

January 5, 2020, Tokyo, Japan – Kiyoshi Kimura, president of sushi restaurant chain Sushi-zanmai displays a 276kg bluefin tuna at his main restaurant in Tokyo on Sunday, January 5, 2020. […]

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Konomiya Hadaka Matsuri

Konomiya Hadaka Matsuri

FEBRUARY 17, 2019 – Men in loincloths gather at a shrine during the Konomiya Hadaka Matsuri, or Naked Festival, in Inazawa City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The festival, which dates to […]

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Namahage Sedo Festival at Shinzan Shrine

Namahage Sedo Festival at Shinzan Shrine

(All photos by Richard Atrero de Guzman/Aflo) Men dressed as Namahage or mountain demons, dressed in straw clothes and masks perform a dance during the Namahage Sedo Festival at Shinzan […]

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Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Yokohama

Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Yokohama

February 5, 2019, Yokohama, Japan – People watch on as a lion dance is performed to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in Japan’s Yokohama China Town on February 5, […]