Here is a selection of Kyodo News photos taken in Japan and beyond this week.
Hideki Matsuyama of Japan hits out of a bunker at the 14th hole during the third round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii, on Jan. 9, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
People wearing face masks attend a coming-of-age ceremony at Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Higashiosaka, western Japan, on Jan. 11, 2021, amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Japanese macaques soak in a hot spring on Jan. 12, 2021, at the Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden in Hokkaido, northern Japan. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Kyoto's Pontocho district is deserted on Jan. 13, 2021, after Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared a state of emergency in seven additional prefectures, including Kyoto, amid a resurgence of coronavirus infections across the country. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Men throw cold water at each other to purify themselves in nearly 2 centuries-old ritual at Samegawa shrine in Kikonai, Hokkaido, northern Japan, on the night of Jan. 14, 2021. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Photo taken Jan. 15, 2021, shows cherry trees, or cerasus campanulata, that began blossoming at the Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden in Kochi, western Japan. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
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Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - January 2~8
Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - December 26~January 1
Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - December 19~25
Japan and beyond: Week in Photos - December 12~18