Pictures of the Week (Jan. 16 – Jan. 22)

Kyoto visitors enjoy Kimono sightseeing
Kyoto, Japan – Tourists dressed in traditional Japanese kimono and make-up explore the Higashiyama District of Kyoto, January 16, 2016. Kimono rental is a popular tourist attraction for both Japanese and non-Japanese visitors to the old Japanese capital and many stores offer multi-language support and kimono rental for women and men from JPY 3,000 (approx. $25 US) per day. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

Tokyo Marathon 2016 Showcases Counter Terrorism Measures
Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo Marathon 2016 holds a security seminar at Tokyo Big Sight on January 17, 2016. The seminar addressed security risks for Japan’s largest marathon and was attended by representatives from the Metropolitan Police Department and Tokyo Fire Department, and tournament officials and management staff. (Photo by Shingo Ito/AFLO)

Heavy snowfall hits Tokyo area
Saitama, Japan – The Hikawa Shrine is covered by new snow on January 18, 2016. Heavy snow fell overnight in the Kanto Area blanketing Tokyo for the first time in 2016. (Photo by Mark Eite/

Carol Japan Premiere
Tokyo, Japan – Australian actress Cate Blanchett attends the Japan Premiere for the film “Carol” in Roppongi Hills, January 22, 2016. The movie will be released in Japanese theaters on February 11, 2016. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)