The Asahi Shimbun Weekly
Participants clad Heian Period (794-1185) court costumes play the first ' Karuta' card game of new year at Yasaka Shrine on January 3, 2013 in Kyoto, Japan. The participants, aged between 8 and 25, competed to find the cards containing...More
January 03, 2013 Licence
People pray at a small shrine on Janaury 1, 2013 in Minamisoma, Fukushima, Japan. Japan mark the second new year after the earthquake and tsunami.
January 01, 2013 Licence
George Smith of Suntory Sungoliath runs with the ball to score a try during the Japan Rugby Top League match between Kobelco Steelers and Suntory Sungoliath at Home's Stadium Kobe on January 6, 2013 in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan.
January 06, 2013 Licence
Members of the Edo Firemanship Preservation Association balance on top of bamboo ladders as they perform ladder stunts during the New Year's fire review conducted by the Tokyo Fire Department at Tokyo Big Sight on Janaury 6, 2013 in...More
January 05, 2013 Licence
Shishimai lion dance is performed outside a temporary housing as new year celebration on January 2, 2013 in Higashimatsushima, Miyagi, Japan.
January 02, 2013 Licence
Naoki Ozawa of Suntory Sungoliath runs with the ball during the Japan Rugby Top League match between Kobelco Steelers and Suntory Sungoliath at Home's Stadium Kobe on January 6, 2013 in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan.
Female Soccer player Homare Sawa, Paralympic swimmer Takayuki Suzuki and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games bidding committee CEO Masato Mizuno pose for photographs as they depart to Lausanne to hand in their candidate file at Narita...More
Participants carry out Kakizome, the first calligraphy writings of the new year during the annual new year's calligraphy contest at Fukuoka Convention Center on January 5, 2013 in Fukuoka, Japan. 1,100 people from elementary school...More
People watch the tiger dance performed by children from Kesennuma on January 5, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan.
People walk among winter trees with soft rime close to the mountaintop of Gozaishodake on January 5, 2013 in Komono, Mie, Japan.