Sumo referee Shonosuke Kimura leads dew-sweeper (forerunner) Kyokutenho (C) and sumo grand champion Hakuho of Mongolia before Hakuho performs his ring entry forms to dedicate to the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan.
Blanket of snow covers Tokyo - Japanese women in kimonos walk during heavy snowfall as they attend a ceremony celebrating Coming of Age Day, Jan. Youths across Japan are honoured with special coming-of-age ceremonies when they reach the age of
The maiko (apprentice geisha) Katsumi taking part in the Hanagasa Junko procession, part of the month long Gion Festival. The festival takes place annually in Kyoto and is one of the most famous festivals in Japan.
Commuting has become more civilized than this, right? This picture is obviously vintage but this pushing practice still happens at the most busy train platforms in Tokyo. The subway at rush hour is no place for pregnant women, older people or children.
For everybody out there interested in Sumo, there will be a Sumo event preceded by a Chanko lunch party (usual Sumo food ^^) on January 21 and Tickets to the Sumo tournament games are included in the fee. To join this event, click the image.