The Asahi Shimbun Weekly
Shrine parishioners hold big memorial torches to purify the path for portable shrines during Kumano Nachi Fire Festival on July 14, 2014 in Nachikatsuura, Wakayama, Japan. The festival, held on July 14 every year, originated 1,500...More
July 14, 2014 License
Polar bear 'Yuki' leans on ice cubes given to cool down as summer heat continues at Tokuyama Zoo on July 20, 2014 in Shunan, Yamaguchi, Japan.
July 20, 2014 License
Sand sculptures are displayed during the Yokohama Sand Sculpture Exhibition on July 19, 2014 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. The exhibition will be open from July 19 to November 3, 2014.
July 19, 2014 License
Illuminated 'Yamagasa' float runs during the Kurosaki Gion Yamagasa Festival at JR Kurosaki Station on July 19, 2013 in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan. The festival will be until July 21.
Dolphines jump during the night aquarium event at Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium on July 19, 2014 in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan.
Kids swim with Risso's dolphins at Kujirahama beach on July 15, 2014 in Taiji, Wakayama, Japan. A town that has come under international criticism for its dolphin hunt is allowing beach-goers to swim alongside the marine mammals at...More
July 15, 2014 License
In this aerial image, an Osprey aircraft heads to Shizuoka Prefecture from Atsugi base on July 14, 2014 in Yamato, Kanagawa, Japan. MV-22 Osprey aircraft deployed to the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan, Okinawa...More
The rice paddy art of Mt. Fuji and angel's dance are seen on July 14, 2014 in Inakadate, Akita, Japan. The art was drawn with ten different types of rice. The event began 22 years ago to promote the city.
Flowers, stuffed toys and a message card in Russian saying 'Forgive us,' dedicated to those lost in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, are seen in front of the Dutch Embassy on July 20, 2014 in Moscow, Russia. Malaysia...More