On the 11th of every month since April 2019, groups of sexual violence victims and their supporters have gathered throughout Japan in public spaces to protest against unjust acquittals of sexual crimes and seek changes to the law.
Holding flowers in a show of solidarity for victims near Tokyo Station at a January event, hundreds in the Flower Demo movement braced against the cold as they listened to victims speak about their traumatic experiences for nearly two hours.
The crowd was separated, with those who did not wish to be photographed standing in one area. Audio and video recordings were tightly controlled, with an organizer letting the crowd know whether or not the person speaking wished to be revealed on social media. Most of them did not.