The Asahi Shimbun Weekly
Horseback riders in full-body armor compete in the 'Shinki Sodatsusen', pursuit of the Goshinki 'sacred flag' during the 'Soma Nomaoi Festival' on July 23, 2012 in Minamisoma, Fukushima, Japan. Some 350 riders participate in this...More
July 28, 2013 License
Horseback riders in full-body armor compete during the 'Soma Nomaoi Festival' on July 23, 2012 in Minamisoma, Fukushima, Japan. Some 350 riders participate in this year's festival, attract 45,000 visitors.
In this aerial image, tents of festival goers are arranged during the Fuji Rock Festival at Naeba Ski Resort on July 26, 2013 in Yuzawa, Niigata, Japan. The one of the biggest outdoor music festival will be until July 28.
July 26, 2013 License
A carriage of a crashed train that killed 80 people is lifted on July 25, 2013 at Angrois near Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The crash occurred on Wednesday at 8.40pm as the train approached the north-western Spanish city of Santiago...More
July 25, 2013 License
Illuminated 'Yamaboko' floats are gathered in front of Hita station during the 'Kaomise' displaying ahead of Hita Gion Festival on July 25, 2013 in Hita, Oita, Japan. The festival will take place on July 27 and 28,
In this long exposure image, fireworks explode at the Funatogyo, the annual Tenjin summer festival boat parade along the Okawa river on July 25, 2013 in Osaka, Japan. The Tenjin Festival, one of the biggest festivals in Japan with over...More
People walk under Tanabata ornaments during the Ichinomiya Tanabata Festival on July 25, 2013 in Ichinomiya, Aichi, Japan. Tanabata is a Japanese star festival, write their wishes on strips of paper to hang on bamboo trees.
In this aerial image, Osaka Gas Co Ltd's world's biggest liquefied natural gas (LNG) tank is under construction on July 24, 2013 in Sakai, Osaka, Japan. The inside-diameter of 87 meters, 60 meters tall tank can store 230,000 kilolitres...More
July 24, 2013 License
The bottom of Yagisawa Dam appears on July 24, 2013 in Minakami, Gunma, Japan. Short rainy season results in serious water shortage at dams which provide water to Tokyo and its surburbs, six prefectures are under water restriction.
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko crop strawberry during their visit to a farmer on July 24, 2013 in Nasushiobara, Tochigi, Japan. The Emperor and Empress will stay at the Nasu Imperial Villa until July 26.