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
Black Kumamon (very unusual).
Beautiful sunny day and not that cold.
Someone’s dad going for it.
Tomato runner named Tsuyoshi.
Taiwanese runner in some kind of ethnic costume with bells.
Most of the spectators knew someone in the marathon.
Ghostbusters (not a protractor)
Beko bull (bobbing head) from Fukushima.
The Buddha. I didn’t see Jesus Christ (carrying a large cross on his back) this year. Maybe this Buddha took his place.
Carrying katsuo (bonito). Fake of course.
Red and white are auspicious colors in Japan.
General MacArthur with “Bushido” (Way of the Warrior).
This runner had leg cramps and a bystander gave him a massage.
T-Rex from Taiwan.
Very fit grandparents running together.
Her note thanks all the marathon staff and spectators for their support.
This is how I felt after the marathon.
Buses standby at the 30 km checkpoint for those who couldn’t make it in time.
More photos here…