The Daily Manila Shimbun


Displaying kimono textile

April 29, 2019

Kyoto- In this file photo taken on December 8, 2018 tourists wearing kimono take pictures at the Kimono Forest, displaying kimono textile patterns inside cylinder-shaped poles, in Arashiyama, Kyoto prefecture.

Japan marks the end of an era with Tuesday's abdication of Emperor Akihito, and the outgoing monarch leaves behind a much-changed country. Visitors have been pouring into the country in recent years, particularly ahead of the Rugby World Cup this year and Tokyo Summer Olympics in 2020. AFP-Jiji Press