Crustacean music: playing a spider crab

Crustacean music: playing a spider crab

A didgeridoo performer crafts a three-meter crab into a wind instrument.

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Samurai keeping Tokyo clean

Samurai keeping Tokyo clean

A trio of samurai armed with tongs perform as they fight to keep the streets of the metropolis free from litter.

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Ranting and raving about Reiwa

Ranting and raving about Reiwa

People across the nation react to the government announcing the upcoming era will be called the Reiwa era.

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PM Abe explains Reiwa

PM Abe explains Reiwa

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gives his take on naming the Imperial era that starts next month the Reiwa era.

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92-year-old slays boar with hoe

92-year-old slays boar with hoe

A 92-year-old man fends off a wild boar and kills him with a hoe.

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Cherry-blossom fever heats up

Cherry-blossom fever heats up

Cherry-blossom viewing gets into full swing as cherry blossoms in Wakayama are declared in bloom.

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Gagaku performance fetes Emperor's 30-year reign

Gagaku performance fetes Emperor's 30-year reign

Japan's Imperial couple attends a traditional court music performance to commemorate the Emperor's 30-year reign.

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Handless calligrapher speaks with brush

Handless calligrapher speaks with brush

A woman with no hands boldly pursues her lifelong passion for calligraphy into her twilight years.

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Japan remembers the Tohoku disaster

Japan remembers the Tohoku disaster

People pause to mourn the victims of the disaster that ravaged Northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011.

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Breaking plates to cope

Breaking plates to cope

People vent stress by drinking, shouting and shattering plates.

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