Japanese fox masks for festival. Tradition said that foxes from all over the Oji area of Kita-ku gathered to visit Oji Inari-jinja Shrine on New Year's Eve. Now, people gather and visit the shrine in fox masks for a parade inspired by the legend.
Paper lanterns floating on the Motoyasu River at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan. The event marks the anniversary of the atomic bombing by the United States in In Japan, people float lanterns on the waters to send off spirits of the dead.