Friday, May 12, 2017

Himeji Castle


Special visitors hold torch lights as custom during the open air Takigi-Noh performance front of the Himeji castle at the Sannomaru Park on May 12, 2017 in Himeji, Japan. Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe.

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Spring Season Starts in Japan

A couple is silhouetted as they take a photograph while watching the sun set during the first day of spring at the Shinmaiko beach on February 4, 2017 in Tatsuno, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. The Spring season started today according to the Japanese lunar calendar.
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Japan Prepares For Valentine's Day

A woman of sales staff holds a Valentine's Day chocolate box as show to customers at the Hankyu Department Store on February 1, 2017 in Osaka, Japan. The Hankyu department Store has opened special floor sales to 270 brands of Japanese and foreign chocolates ahead Valentine Day. From the end of January, department stores in Japan set up a special section for chocolates to accommodate the Japanese Valentine's Day culture, where women give chocolates to their partner, family, friends and colleagues on Valentine's Day
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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Company logos and Signs

Company logos are displayed outside an electronics department store on December 14,2016 in Osaka, Japan.


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Daikon Radish Harvest And Drying

A JA Hyogo Nishi Agricultural Cooperative worker hangs freshly harvested Daikon radishes onto a scaffolding-frame to dry in the production of pickles in Shiso, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016. (Photo by Bu8ddhika weerasinghe)
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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Festival Cuture in Japan

Men of Matsubara team carrying their Yatai, or portable shrine arrive at the Matsubara Shrine on the first day of Nada Fighting Festival at the Matsubara Shrine on October 14, 2016 in Himeji, Japan.
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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Eyeglass Manufacturing In Japan's Center Of Eyewear


An employee uses a crating lens as works on a titanium eyeglass frame at Takeuchi Optical Industry Co., LTD  on August 18, 2016 in Sabae, Fukui Prefecture, Japan.



Sunday, May 15, 2016

Japanese Aoi Festival Celebrated In Kyoto

Women dressed in Heian Period costumes walk in the procession of the Aoi Festival at Shimogamo Shrine on May 15, 2016 in Kyoto, Japan. Aoi Festival is one of the three main festivals of ancient capital of Kyoto that festival is dating back 1,400 years. About 500 participants dressed as nobles of the Heian Period (794-1185) costumes, walk with decorated ox carts and horses around eight kilometers from Kyoto Imperial Palace to Shimogamo and Kamigamo shrines, with approximately 15,000 visitors gathered along the route. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
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Saturday, May 14, 2016

Rice Planting in Terraced Paddy Fields

Terraced rice fields are seen in the Nakayama District of Shodo Island, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan, on Saturday, May 14, 2016.
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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Meotoiwa Ooshimenawahari Ceremony


Sun rise between the 'Meoto-Iwa' or couple rocks and over the sea ahead of the Oshimenawahari ceremony at Futami Okitama Shrine on May 5, 2016 in Ise, Japan. The Oshimenawahari ceremony is held three times a year to exchange the 35 meters long heavy rope made of rice straw that connects the sacred Couple Rock - one small, one big. The Couple Rock serves as a gate to the Okitama Shrine, dedicated to the god Sarutahiko and goddess Ukanomitama from Japanese myth.
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Hoist Colorful Carp Streamers In Preparation To Celebrate Children Day

A man hangs cable as he prepares to hoist colorful Koinobori or carp streamers over the Akutagawa river at Akutagawa Sakurazutumi Park on April 24, 2016 in Takatsuki, Japan. Koinobori, meaning 'carp streamer', are traditionally flown in Japan to celebrate Tango no sekku, or Children's Day. Children's Day takes place on May 5 and is also a National Holiday.
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Artists Work On Sand Sculptures

Sand sculptor Dan Belcher of the USA works on sand sculpture named Christ the Redeemer statue in Corcovado, ahead of the eight annual exhibition 'World Travel By Sand - South Africa' at the Tottori Sand Dunes The Sand Museum on March 30, 2016 in Tottori, Japan. The exhibition will be available to the public from April 16, 2016 to January 3, 2017.
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Friday, March 18, 2016

Mitsubishi Electric Corp Self-Driving Vehicle

Mitsubishi Electric Corp. employee uses a remote control during a demonstration of the company's self-driving vehicle in Ako, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, on Friday, March 18, 2016. Mitsubishi Electric Corp., a supplier of air-to-air missiles to Japan's armed forces, is looking to adapt the technologies it originally developed for military use to help autonomous driving cars detect obstacles and avoid collisions.
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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Young Eels Night Fishing

Fishermen use lamps to search for young eels in the Yoshino River in Tokushima, Japan, on Saturday, March 12, 2016. Young eels are approximately 2 inches (5 centimeters) in length. Those caught during fishing season are sold at a price of between 100 yen and 300 yen to farming facilitie
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Monday, March 7, 2016

A Taste of Japan's Springtime Catch, Sand lance

Trays of sand lances move along the production line. At the Appare Suisan facility alone some 70 tons of the fish will be processed during the season, according to the company. Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture on Monday, March 7, 2016. Sand lances are popular local cultural and spring cuisine in Osaka and Hyogo Prefecture.  Many local residences sand lance containers send as gift for friends and relatives across the country during the harvest season. The sand lance harvest period will continue about one month period at the beginning of spring.
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