Kyoto Philharmonic Orchestra violinist in rehearsal

Kyoto Philharmonic Orchestra violinist in rehearsal

Children on bicycles with balloons on Oike-dori

Children on bicycles with balloons on Oike-dori

Radishes in Nishiki street market

Radishes in Nishiki street market

Meat in a supermarket

Meat in a supermarket

Kaiseki restaurant meal

Kaiseki restaurant meal

Noodles with pork slices

Noodles with pork slices

Woman shopping in a supermarket

Woman shopping in a supermarket

Nishiki street market scene

Nishiki street market scene

Radishes in Nishiki street market

Radishes in Nishiki street market

Piled up produce boxes

Piled up produce boxes

Hoko float in the Gion Matsuri parade

Hoko float in the Gion Matsuri parade

Performers in the parade at the Jidai Matsuri

Performers in the parade at the Jidai Matsuri

Hand painting silk kimono material in Nishijin

Hand painting silk kimono material in Nishijin

Woman making kimono

Woman making kimono

Woman making kimono

Woman making kimono

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Kimono maker's colours

Kimono maker's colours

Young singer giving a concert recital

Young singer giving a concert recital

Choral performance at Otsu

Choral performance at Otsu

Saxophonist at Rooter 2 Jazz Club

Saxophonist at Rooter 2 Jazz Club

Reiko Otani receiving applause with the Kyoto Philharmonic Orchestra

Reiko Otani receiving applause with the Kyoto Philharmonic Orchestra

Saxophonist Rika Shimizu and her band at Candy in Gion

Saxophonist Rika Shimizu and her band at Candy in Gion

Bun Ito at Club Metro

Bun Ito at Club Metro

Riverside dining by the Kamo River

Riverside dining by the Kamo River

Riverside dining by the Kamo River

Riverside dining by the Kamo River

Rickshaw passing a shop in Arashiyama

Rickshaw passing a shop in Arashiyama

Rickshaw passing a shop in Arashiyama

Rickshaw passing a shop in Arashiyama

Dog in a bicycle basket in Arashiyama

Dog in a bicycle basket in Arashiyama

Saigu Procession at Nonomiya Shrine Arashiyama

Saigu Procession at Nonomiya Shrine Arashiyama

Man fishing in the Kamo River

Man fishing in the Kamo River

Traffic warning sign

Traffic warning sign

Pomegranates

Pomegranates

Couple by the Kamo River

Couple by the Kamo River

Woman on a bicycle using a cellphone

Woman on a bicycle using a cellphone

Woman on a bicycle with two children

Woman on a bicycle with two children

Family on bicycles at Hamaotsu

Family on bicycles at Hamaotsu

Paddle boat 'Michigan' on Lake Biwa at Hamaotsu

Paddle boat 'Michigan' on Lake Biwa at Hamaotsu

Passengers boarding a bus in Kawaramachi-dori

Passengers boarding a bus in Kawaramachi-dori

Tour coaches at Kyoto Station

Tour coaches at Kyoto Station

Passengers on a crowded bus

Passengers on a crowded bus

Car parked at a house

Car parked at a house

English Mini used as a coffee shop table in Arashiyama

English Mini used as a coffee shop table in Arashiyama

Hearse with a decorated wooden back

Hearse with a decorated wooden back

Police overseeing a march in Kawaramachi-dori

Police overseeing a march in Kawaramachi-dori

Truck by a shop and a torii gate

Truck by a shop and a torii gate

Police motorcyclist making notes

Police motorcyclist making notes

Sushi take-a-way delivery mopeds

Sushi take-a-way delivery mopeds

Taxis queuing to take passengers

Taxis queuing to take passengers

People crossing Shijo-dori

People crossing Shijo-dori

Woman on a bicycle with two children

Woman on a bicycle with two children

Police band cheerleaders outside Kyoto Station

Police band cheerleaders outside Kyoto Station

Double bassist at Rooter 2 Jazz Club

Double bassist at Rooter 2 Jazz Club

Nijo castle gatehouse

Nijo castle gatehouse

Barber shop in Okazaki

Barber shop in Okazaki

Subway station entrance in Ginza Tokyo

Subway station entrance in Ginza Tokyo

Taxis at Kyoto Station

Taxis at Kyoto Station

Children on a subway train

Children on a subway train

Dusk along Shiokoji-dori

Dusk along Shiokoji-dori

Sunset over Kyoto Station

Sunset over Kyoto Station

Bride at her wedding at Hirano Sume Okami Shrine

Bride at her wedding at Hirano Sume Okami Shrine

Bride getting into a wedding car

Bride getting into a wedding car

Wedding groom with his bride making a speech

Wedding groom with his bride making a speech

Wedding in the chapel at Hotel Monterey

Wedding in the chapel at Hotel Monterey

Service desks at Kyoto University Hospital

Service desks at Kyoto University Hospital

Boy looking at inflated combi vans

Boy looking at inflated combi vans

Schoolchildren and woman with bicycle

Schoolchildren and woman with bicycle

Children in the Tanabata Festival at Kitano-Tenmangu Shrine

Children in the Tanabata Festival at Kitano-Tenmangu Shrine

Children in the Tanabata Festival at Kitano-Tenmangu Shrine

Children in the Tanabata Festival at Kitano-Tenmangu Shrine

Children in the Tanabata Festival at Kitano-Tenmangu Shrine

Children in the Tanabata Festival at Kitano-Tenmangu Shrine

Patient being taken into a hospital in Shiokoji-dori

Patient being taken into a hospital in Shiokoji-dori

Group of elderly spectators at the Gion Matsuri

Group of elderly spectators at the Gion Matsuri

Maiko and geisha photographer in Miyagawacho

Maiko and geisha photographer in Miyagawacho

TV commentators at the Gion Matsuri in Shijo-dori

TV commentators at the Gion Matsuri in Shijo-dori

Printer using al Heidelberg printing machine

Printer using al Heidelberg printing machine

Cosplay being photographed at Miyako Messe

Cosplay being photographed at Miyako Messe

Tour leaders and their group take a break

Tour leaders and their group take a break

Nishi-Otani cemetery

Nishi-Otani cemetery

Floor direction markings in a hospital

Floor direction markings in a hospital

Floor direction markings in a hospital

Floor direction markings in a hospital

Nishi-Otani cemetery

Nishi-Otani cemetery

Nishi-Otani cemetery

Nishi-Otani cemetery

Schoolchildren walking in line

Schoolchildren walking in line

Pachinko parlour in Hanazono

Pachinko parlour in Hanazono

Election campaigner

Election campaigner

School tour group at Kyoto Station

School tour group at Kyoto Station

Rice harvesting in a small field

Rice harvesting in a small field

Schoolboys at Kitayama

Schoolboys at Kitayama

Ballerina Mitsuko Inao performing at Biwako Hall Theatre

Ballerina Mitsuko Inao performing at Biwako Hall Theatre

Minamiza Theatre on Shijo-dori

Minamiza Theatre on Shijo-dori

Jazz saxophonist Rika Shimizu

Jazz saxophonist Rika Shimizu

Shijo-dori at dusk

Shijo-dori at dusk

Interior of Kanjiro Kawai's house

Interior of Kanjiro Kawai's house

Traditional houses at dusk

Traditional houses at dusk

Garden of Sanzen-in Temple Ohara

Garden of Sanzen-in Temple Ohara

Garden of Sanzen-in Temple Ohara

Garden of Sanzen-in Temple Ohara

Mountain river in north Kyoto

Mountain river in north Kyoto

Streets signs

Streets signs

Parade of the Aoi Matsuri

Parade of the Aoi Matsuri

Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders

Harley-Davidson motorcycle riders

Heavy traffic in the city centre

Heavy traffic in the city centre

Fishing on Lake Biwa at Hamaotsu

Fishing on Lake Biwa at Hamaotsu

House and Citroen 2CV in Kitaoji

House and Citroen 2CV in Kitaoji

Bride gives flowers to her mother after the wedding

Bride gives flowers to her mother after the wedding

Doctors assessing a scan in a hospital

Doctors assessing a scan in a hospital

Wedding bride and groom with their parents

Wedding bride and groom with their parents

Children skipping in Miyagawacho

Children skipping in Miyagawacho

Girl having fun at a summer festival

Girl having fun at a summer festival

Repairing a wall at Kurodani Temple

Repairing a wall at Kurodani Temple

Shinkansen bullet train, traffic and man with briefcase

Shinkansen bullet train, traffic and man with briefcase

Paddle boat 'Michigan' on Lake Biwa at Hamaotsu

Paddle boat 'Michigan' on Lake Biwa at Hamaotsu

Kawaramachi-dori from a No.17 bus at night

Kawaramachi-dori from a No.17 bus at night

Joyriders on a Saturday night in Kawaramachi-dori

Joyriders on a Saturday night in Kawaramachi-dori

Taxi in the rain in Kawaramachi-dori

Taxi in the rain in Kawaramachi-dori

Garden of Sanzen-in Temple Ohara

Garden of Sanzen-in Temple Ohara

Garden of Sanzen-in Temple Ohara

Garden of Sanzen-in Temple Ohara

Prime Minister Naoto Kan poster at the time Earthquake and tsunami devastation in Tomioka

Prime Minister Naoto Kan poster at the time Earthquake and tsunami devastation in Tomioka

The Tohoku earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011 was followed by the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear power plant destruction which spread radiation over a wide area. Tomioka was evacuated and left abandoned for two years; this image was taken on 15 June 2013.

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Chefs and boats on Lake Biwa at Hamaotsu

Chefs and boats on Lake Biwa at Hamaotsu

Car in its parking space at a temple

Car in its parking space at a temple

People crossing Shijo-dori

People crossing Shijo-dori

Bronze Buddha

Bronze Buddha

Prayers tied to a tree at Heian Shrine

Prayers tied to a tree at Heian Shrine

Kyoto University Hospital

Kyoto University Hospital

Children at Imadegawa station

Children at Imadegawa station

Children being led across a road

Children being led across a road

Traffic policeman during the Jidai Matsuri

Traffic policeman during the Jidai Matsuri

General election campaigning

General election campaigning

Aoi Matsuri performer

Aoi Matsuri performer

Children at the Shichigosan Festival at Shinnyodo Temple

Children at the Shichigosan Festival at Shinnyodo Temple

Sake building in Fushimi

Sake building in Fushimi

Saxophonist at the Saiin Music Festival

Saxophonist at the Saiin Music Festival

Bliki Circus violinist at Urbanguild

Bliki Circus violinist at Urbanguild

Dance performance at Urbanguild

Dance performance at Urbanguild

Sanzen-in Temple Ohara

Sanzen-in Temple Ohara

Togetsukyo Bridge Arashiyama

Togetsukyo Bridge Arashiyama

Radishes in Nishiki street market

Radishes in Nishiki street market

Bento lunch boxes at the Jidai Matsuri

Bento lunch boxes at the Jidai Matsuri

Daikon in a supermarket

Daikon in a supermarket

Sake barrel

Sake barrel

Old fire cistern sign

Old fire cistern sign

Child at the Shichigosan Festival at Shimogamo Shrine

Child at the Shichigosan Festival at Shimogamo Shrine

Performers at the Jidai Matsuri

Performers at the Jidai Matsuri

Hoko float in the Gion Matsuri parade

Hoko float in the Gion Matsuri parade

General election campaigning

General election campaigning

Political posters

Political posters

Right wing activist's protest march about Koreans in Oike-dori

Right wing activist's protest march about Koreans in Oike-dori

Peace protest marchers in Kawaramachi-dori

Peace protest marchers in Kawaramachi-dori

Tour leader and group at Daitokuji Temple

Tour leader and group at Daitokuji Temple

Actors and crew shooting a TV drama in Gion

Actors and crew shooting a TV drama in Gion

Nishi-Honganji Temple

Nishi-Honganji Temple

Schoolgirl doing homework in a Kitaoji café

Schoolgirl doing homework in a Kitaoji café

Woodland at Raigoin Temple Ohara

Woodland at Raigoin Temple Ohara

Performer on horseback at the Jidai Matsuri

Performer on horseback at the Jidai Matsuri

Helping an elderly woman at a temple

Helping an elderly woman at a temple

Students waiting at a bus stop

Students waiting at a bus stop

Floor direction markings in a hospital

Floor direction markings in a hospital

Widower at his wife's funeral service

Widower at his wife's funeral service

Young women with a magazine in a coffee shop

Young women with a magazine in a coffee shop

Shopkeeper and his shop in Nishijin

Shopkeeper and his shop in Nishijin

Andy the Clown in Arashiyama

Andy the Clown in Arashiyama

Sunset over Kyoto

Sunset over Kyoto

Temple roof tiles

Temple roof tiles

Horse and rider in the Aoi Matsuri

Horse and rider in the Aoi Matsuri

Tour leader and group at Kitano-Tenmangu Temple

Tour leader and group at Kitano-Tenmangu Temple

Tour leader and group at Gingkakuji Temple

Tour leader and group at Gingkakuji Temple

Election campaigning in the rain

Election campaigning in the rain

Hello Kitty and political poster at Gingkakuji

Hello Kitty and political poster at Gingkakuji

Students at Nonomiya Shrine in Arashiyama

Students at Nonomiya Shrine in Arashiyama

Bride and groom at their wedding

Bride and groom at their wedding

Sleeping taxi driver

Sleeping taxi driver

Schoolboys on bicycles

Schoolboys on bicycles