Colorful papier-mache Nebuta dolls, lit up from the inside, strike kabuki like "mie" pose as they are pushed along the street on a float. The dynamic movement of the floats, spinning around moving back and forth, attract millions of people every summer, and is counted as one of the three great Tohoku festivals.
Underwater: manta rays, the most graceful swimmer in the Okinawa oceans
Drone shot: autumn at Onuma Quasi-National Park in Hokkaido
Amazing rocket launch moments in Japan
Festivals in Japan: Aomori Nebuta Festival
Underwater: northern sea lions flock to a tiny island