The Asahi Shimbun Weekly
Decorated floats march on to pass the Nakabashi bridge during 'Tennosai', Spring Takayama Festival on April 14, 2014 in Takayama, Gifu, Japan. The festival, thought to be date back in 16th to 17th century, expect to attract 180,000...More
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Two men play the big Japanese drum which is carried by hundreds of men during the 'Okoshi Daiko' or Rousing Drum parade, as a part of the Furukawa Festival on April 19, 2014 in Hida, Gifu, Japan. The annual two-day festival is...More
April 19, 2014 License
Buddhist monks chant during the 'Midnight Nenbutsu (Buddhist chant)' at Sanmon gate of Chion-in Temple, headquarter of Buddhism sect Jodo Shinshu, on April 18, 2014 in Kyoto, Japan. The event, a part of the 'Gyoki Daie' ceremony to...More
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Students hold messages in pray for missing schoolmates of a sunken ferry at Danwon High School on April 17, 2014 in Ansan, South Korea. Twenty-eight people are confirmed dead, and 268 are missing as reported. The ferry identified as...More
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U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy (C) is welcomed by local kindergarten children at Ise Jingu Shrine on April 16, 2014 in Ise, Mie, Japan.
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In this aerial image, a full moon with its top eclipsed rises alongside Tokyo Skytree on April 15, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. A 'blood moon' was seen rising in the evening sky across eastern Japan.
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Former death row inmate Iwao Hakamada, 78, gives the 'V' sign while he and his elder sister Shigeko attend a meeting hosted by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations on April 14, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. Hakamada, a former professional...More
A ten-meter-long giant torches are lit during the 'Taimatsu (Torch) Festival' as a part of the Hachiman Festival at Himure Shrine on April 14, 2014 in Omihachiman, Shiga, Japan. The festival has more than 1,200 years history, to pray...More
In this aerial image, Takaosan Interchange of Ken-O Expressway is seen on April 19, 2014 in Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan.
Baby ring-tailed lemurs cling onto their mother at Japan Monkey Centre on April 19, 2014 in Inuyama, Aichi, Japan.