The Asahi Shimbun Weekly
300 Men in traditional 'shimekomi' loincloths compete over a lucky wooden ball during the Tamaseseri Festival at Hakozakigu shrine on January 3, 2014 in Fukuoka, Japan. The competition is believed to foretell success for either farmers...More
January 03, 2014 License
In this aerial image, the Coastal Cluster venues for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games are seen on January 4, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. The mountains in the back are Caucasus Mountains, and the border of Georgia is only 4km away.
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In this aerial image, a long traffic jam on the Tokyo-bound lanes of the Tomei Expressway is seen on January 4, 2014 in Ebina, Kanagawa, Japan. People spent their new year holiday return to Tokyo and its metropolitan area over the...More
10th and final runner of the Toyo University Kento Otsu crosses the finishing line to win the 90th Hakone Ekiden on January 3, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan.
People walk to pay their first visit of the year to Ise Shrine on January 2, 2014 in Ise, Mie, Japan. Ise Shrine welcomed 14.2 Million visitors last year, as they celebrated vicennial 'Shikinen Sengu' in 2013.
January 02, 2014 License
Emperor Akihito (L) waves to well-wishers next to Empress Michiko during celebrations for the New Year on the veranda of the Imperial Palace on January 2, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. In his address to the waiting members of the public,...More
In this aerial image, people walk the main approach to pay their first visit of the year to Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine on January 2, 2014 in Kyoto, Japan.
January 01, 2014 License