TOKYO, May 1, 2019 - People holding umbrellas celebrate the Reiwa Era at the Shibuya crossing in Tokyo, Japan, May 1, 2019. With the end of the three-decade long Heisei Era, Japan began its new Reiwa Era on May 1. A number of individuals, towns, cities and prefectures celebrated in different ways across Japan to usher in the new Reiwa Era.
People take photos at midnight near the Shibuya crossing to celebrate the advent of the Reiwa Era in Tokyo, Japan, May 1, 2019.
People walk past calligraphy "Reiwa" in Ginza of Tokyo, Japan, May 1, 2019.