Demolition works continue at Nakagin Capsule Tower

Demolition works continue at Nakagin Capsule Tower

A crane carries a capsule during the demolition at Nakagin Capsule Tower in Ginza on June 9, 2022, in Tokyo, Japan. The dismantling of 140 individual capsules of the futuristic building (mixed-use residential and office tower) continues as part of the demolition works until the end of this year.     (Photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin). To license images please visit: AFLO     Continue reading Demolition works continue at Nakagin Capsule Tower

Tokyo parks ban Hanami parties during cherry blossom season

Tokyo parks ban Hanami parties during cherry blossom season

Cherry blossom hangs over the Meguro River in Nakameguro in Nakameguro on March 25, 2022, in Tokyo, Japan. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced restrictions for people unfurling picnic mats under sakura trees for Hanami (flower viewing) parties in some city parks during the cherry blossom season to prevent the spread of new coronavirus cases in the capital. Tokyo’s famed cherry blossoms, or sakura, bloom every … Continue reading Tokyo parks ban Hanami parties during cherry blossom season

Tokyo Flower Carpet 2022

Tokyo Flower Carpet 2022

A huge kabuki actor picture made with colorful flower petals on display at Gyoko-dori in Marunouchi, near Tokyo Station on March 21, 2022, Japan. Five artworks of famous kabuki actors (of the Edo period) made with 50,000 carnations, displayed between Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace in Marunouchi, from March 19 to 21. (Photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin). To license images please visit: ZUMAPRESS     Continue reading Tokyo Flower Carpet 2022

Fire-walking ceremony (Hiwatari) in Mt. Takao

Fire-walking ceremony (Hiwatari) in Mt. Takao

The Hiwatari or fire-walking ceremony at Takao-san Yakuo-in Yuki-ji Temple in Hachioji on March 13, 2022, in Tokyo, Japan. Buddhist devotees walked over the fire with bare feet to pray for world peace and receive protection from misfortune and good health. Visitors can participate at the end of the ceremony to receive the benefits. The annual event is held on the second Sunday of March … Continue reading Fire-walking ceremony (Hiwatari) in Mt. Takao

Hina-ningyo (a type of Japanese doll)

Japan’s biggest Doll Pyramid for Girls’ Day Festival

A 7 meter in height doll pyramid adorns the Elumi Kounosu Shopping Mall in Konosu city on March 3, 2022, in Saitama, Japan. Approximately 1,582 Hina-ningyo (a type of Japanese doll) are on display on 31 levels of a huge pyramid at the main area of the Elumi Kounosu Shopping Mall to celebrate the Hinamatsuri also called Doll’s Day or Girls’ Day, which is celebrated … Continue reading Japan’s biggest Doll Pyramid for Girls’ Day Festival

Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree lights up supporting Medalists in Beijing Olympics

Tokyo Skytree lights up displaying a message in Japanese ”Congratulations for the Gold Medals,” in support of the Japanese athletes competing in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics on February 19, 2022, in Tokyo, Japan. (Photos by Rodrigo Reyes Marin). To license images please visit: ZUMA Press   Continue reading Tokyo Skytree lights up supporting Medalists in Beijing Olympics