Tokyo Marathon 2016 photos

A record 36,000+ runners at the 10th Tokyo Marathon on Feb. 28, 2016. This was near the 30 km checkpoint near Asakusabashi Station. They still had 10 km left to go

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Black Kumamon (very unusual).

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Beautiful sunny day and not that cold.

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Belly dancer?

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Someone’s dad going for it.

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Lum-chan.

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Tomato runner named Tsuyoshi.

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Elegant

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Taiwanese runner in some kind of ethnic costume with bells.

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Most of the spectators knew someone in the marathon.

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American crab.

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Daikon

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Ghostbusters (not a protractor)

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Beko bull (bobbing head) from Fukushima.

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The Buddha. I didn’t see Jesus Christ (carrying a large cross on his back) this year. Maybe this Buddha took his place.

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Friendly Buddha

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Taiyaki

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Carrying katsuo (bonito). Fake of course.

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Red and white are auspicious colors in Japan.

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Kawaii

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General MacArthur with “Bushido” (Way of the Warrior).

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This runner had leg cramps and a bystander gave him a massage.

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T-Rex from Taiwan.

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Very fit grandparents running together.

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Her note thanks all the marathon staff and spectators for their support.

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This is how I felt after the marathon.

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Buses standby at the 30 km checkpoint for those who couldn’t make it in time.

More photos here…

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