Akiyoshi Kitaoka, a professor of perceptual psychology at Ritsumeikan University, holds the images he designed, which were adopted in Lady Gaga's CD package art on November 7, 2013 in Kyoto, Japan. In the pictures, objects resembling the spikes of a sea urchin and laid out in a radial fashion give viewers the impression that they are moving due to a trick of the eye.
Japanese persimmons are hung to dry on November 4, 2013 in Katsuragi, Wakayama, Japan. The dried persimmon will be shipped to western Japan at the end of the year as decoration of Kagami Mochi, traditional Japanese rice cake to celebrate the New Year.
Tour participants walk a tunnel leading to the 'Tappi Kaitei (sea bottom)' Station on November 10, 2013 in Sotogahama, Aomori, Japan. The station, located 135 metres under the sea level, was constructed as an emergency exit in 1988 along with the opening of Seikan tunnel, which connect Hokkaido and Japan's mainland. The station will be closed as a part of preparation for extending the Shinkansen bullet train to Hokkaido.
Eri Hozumi plays a backhand during the Women's Singles final match against Miharu Imanishi on day seven of the 88th All Japan Tennis Championships at Ariake Colosseum on November 9, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan.
People see off the icebreaker Shirase at Harumi Pier on November 8, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. The departure is three days earlier than usual to secure a plenty of time to deliver stuffs and fuel to the Showa Station as the icebreaker had failed to approach the station prevented by thick sea ice past two years.