Snow Covered Tengu

Monday, February 10, 2014

Head of the statue of Tengu, in Yakuoin temple on Mt. Takao in Hachioji near Tokyo, is cover by snow. A rare snow storm hit Japan on Saturday 8 Feb. (Michael Plastow)

Olympic Lights in Tokyo

Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is lit in Olympic colors to celebrate the city's successful bid to host the 2020 summer games, Friday, September 20, 2013. (Albert Siegel photo)

Hakase, the Famous Japanese Violinist, Performed on Mt. Fuji Summit

Friday, August 23, 2013

By Angela Kubo

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) Battling temperatures that reached as high as 27 degrees Celsius at the beginning of his journey and as low as 10 degrees toward the end, to promote his new album, Taro Hakase became the first pro violinist to do a live performance on the summit of Mr. Fuji.

As the sun began to rise, Hakase performed "Bansanka", which translates to "Ten thousand anthem", a song dedicated to his son on the day of his birth. The performance was broadcasted live on ...