‘The Big Picture’ of Japanese winter-ending celebrations

The Boston Globe showed off the beauty of Japan’s festivities that take place at the end of the winter season through its photography blog titled “The Big Picture.”

The blog never disappoints; it is regularly updated with rich, story-telling photos of newsworthy events from all around the globe. On Feb. 15, “Fire and Ice” was posted, which showcases visual accounts of the winter festivals in Japan that celebrate the ending of winter.

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Japanese men run into the water during a purifying body wash ceremony while wearing Fundoshi, a traditional Japanese undergarment. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

The photo-story post essentially serves as a compilation of telling photos that allow readers to become familiar with the story through their eyes. “Fire and Ice” features photographs from Getty Images, EPA, AFP and Associated Press.

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A snow sculpture of ‘Star Wars’ is displayed in Sapporo on the opening day of the 66th Sapporo Snow Festival. (Kiminasa Mayama/EPA)

The Big Picture also utilizes social media, as any website or publication these days should. They feature photo stories on their Facebook page and their Twitter page.

This tweet promotes the photo story on the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show that took place in Manhattan this past weekend.

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The Boston Globe’s Facebook page for their world-famous photography blog ‘The Big Picture.’

It is necessary for publications these days to promote their stories using social media, and “The Big Picture” does just that.


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