Participants perform during the Yosakoi Festival on August 11, 2014 in Kochi, Japan. 19,000 people from 190 teams take part in the 4-day annual dance festival, which started in 1954. The opening festival on August 9 was cancelled due...More
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Approximately 1,000 women wearing Yukata, summer kimonos holding the Toro (lanterns) on their heads dance during the Yamaga Toro Festival at Yamaga Elementary School on August 16, 2014 in Yamaga, Kumamoto, Japan.
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Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko offer prayers to the war dead at a ceremony marking the 69th anniversary of the end of World War II at Nippon Budokan hall on August 15, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. Japan marks the 69th anniversary of the...More
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Candle-lit lanterns are placed during the 'Higashi Otani Mantoe' at Otani Sobyo Mausoleum on August 14, 2014 in Kyoto, Japan. The event started in 1961 by the Higashi Honganji Temple which owns the graveyard, so that people visit their...More
Participants perform during the Yosakoi Festival on August 12, 2014 in Kochi, Japan. 19,000 people from 190 teams took part in the 4-day annual dance festival.
People walk under 8,000 lanterns during the Chochin (Lantern) Festival at Tado Taisha Shrine on August 12, 2014 in Kuwana, Mie, Japan.
An alligator snapping turtle is seen on August 11, 2014 in Kyoto, Japan. The turtle was found at the bank of Katsuragawa River after floodwater receded.
In this aerial image, a tree knocked over by strong wind triggered by Typhoon Halong on August 11, 2014 in Tsuga, Tochigi, Japan. Powerful typhoon No. 11, or Halong was downgraded into an extratropical depression on the morning of...More
In this multiple exposure image, people enjoy fireworks during the Kumano Fireworks festival on August 17, 2014 in Kumano, Mie, Japan.