Traditional Japanese female entertainers have made an annual excursion through the streets of Kyoto to thank people for their support.
The entertainers known as maiko and geiko, made their way around the city's Gion district on Thursday. They visited their teachers of dance and music, as well as the owners of "ochaya" facilities, where they entertain customers.
Not even a devastating arson attack has prevented Kyoto Animation from delivering entertainment to its fans. Studio officials say they will release a new film in September. It will be their first movie since the deliberately set fire on July 18 sent shock waves around the world.
The film is titled "Violet Evergarden Side-Story: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll". The story revolves around a young woman who is an ex-soldier. She learns about love and acquires emotions by writing letters for others.
Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto is adorned with hundreds of wind chimes in an annual summer event, and visitors can listen to their sound and feel some relief from the summer heat.
Traditional Nambu ironware wind chimes are produced in Iwate, one of the hardest hit prefectures in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northern Japan.
Officials from Kyoto Animation say they have found data of some original anime images on a computer server that survived the deadly arson attack on its studio.
The animation studio lost a lot of material, including original stills of popular anime works that were drawn on paper, in the July 18 fire that killed 35 people.
Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the government plans to discuss how to extend support to the animation studio in Kyoto that suffered a deadly arson attack.
Suga's remarks come as a nonpartisan group of Japanese lawmakers that promotes animation production calls on the government to urgently take any possible measures to rescue the Kyoto Animation studio and its surviving staff from their plight.
The Japanese government is considering helping the animation studio in Kyoto that suffered a deadly arson attack to recover. The government responded to a call from a nonpartisan group of lawmakers.
The group promoting animation production says many talented animators were killed in the arson attack on the Kyoto Animation studio on July 18. It is calling on the government to urgently take all possible measures to rescue the studio and its surviving staff from their plight.
Many people have gathered to offer prayers to the victims of the Kyoto Animation studio fire and to leave flowers on an altar set up near the building that was set ablaze on July 18.
It's the second weekend since the fatal arson attack, which killed 34 people and injured 34 others in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto.
Two firefighters in Kyoto City who responded to the deadly fire at an animation studio have spoken about the incident.
Kyoto Animation's No.1 studio was set ablaze by an arsonist on July 18, killing 34 people. The city's fire department mobilized 55 vehicles to extinguish the blaze and conduct rescue operations.