Monday, February 25, 2013

Out Door Tea Ceremony Takes Place At Kitano Tenmangu

Japanese Geisha hold green tea cups during the Baikasai, Plum Blossom Festival at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine on February 25, 2013 in Kyoto, Japan. The annual event takes place on February 25, to commemorate enshrined Michizane Sugawara, a politician and plum-blossom aficionado of the Heian-Period who passed away today in 903. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Saidaiji Temple Naked Festival Takes Place

Japanese men wear loincloths as they enter the Saidaiji Temple during Naked Festival on February 16, 2013 in Okayama, Japan. Saidaiji Naked Festival (Hadaka Matsuri) is one of Japan's more eccentric festivals and sees some 9,000 men take part and battle to grab for pair of lucky sticks thrown by priests. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Japan's Southern Most Wintering Place For Siberian Swan

White Siberian Swans spend their winter at Tamaoka Lake on February 14, 2013 in Kasai, Japan. Siberian swans have been coming to Kasai since the start of winter and will return back to their homeland at the begining of spring. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Shakuhachi, Traditional Japanese Bamboo Flutes Perform.

Japanese Shakuhachi player performs at Zuganji Temple on February 11, 2013 in Himeji, Japan. The Shakuhachi is used in spiritual meditation and the players wear wicker baskets on their heads to symbolise their detachment from the world.(Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

World Most Expensive Chocolate On Sale For Valentine's Day

A piece of diamond shape chocolate with a 2.3 carat diamond in the centre on display for at a Hanshin Department Store for the upcoming Valentine's day  on February 6, 2013 in Osaka, Japan. The chocolate is priced at 3 million yen (about USD 32,456), making it the world's most expensive chocolate. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)

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Osaka Named As The Most Expensive Second City In The World

People walk at Osaka Station City on February 6, 2013 in Osaka, Japan. Osaka have been ranked the world's most expensive second city to live, Tokyo as the most expensive city according to research of the British magazine The Economist. Tokyo topped the list, with an index reading of 152. Osaka came in second, at 146. Prices of a loaf of bread, other food items and gasoline were higher than in other cities. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)

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