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Well-wishers look on as rowers embark for the race taking place at the same venue where the rowing competition was held at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
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Finish line end of the 2000-meter Toda Boat Course.
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End of the Toda Boat Course, near the 2000-meter finish line.
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Housing for visiting rowing teams whose school flags are displayed.
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Boat landing near finish line.
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Hosei Univ. cheering section on the first day (Aug. 24, 2006) of the 33rd All-Japan Intercollegiate Rowing Championships.
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第33回全日本大学選手権大会・第46回オックスフォード盾レガッタ
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Numerous college and corporate rowing clubs have dormitories along the boat course.
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Notice board for the race schedule and results.
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View from the spectator stand, near the finish line.
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Rowers reach the finish line after 2,000 meters.
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The surroundings are not very scenic, and the water is not so clean.
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Kyoto Univ.
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Kyoto Univ.
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Preliminary heats were held on the first day.
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Coach with megaphone
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Kyoto Univ.
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Exhausted rowers at finish line.
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Winners of the preliminary heats advanced to the semi-finals held on the 3rd day (Aug. 26).
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The race course is filled with boats on the side practicing or rowing to the starting line.
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The Toda Boat Course is a perfectly straight body of fresh water stretching over 2000 meters.
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Kobe Univ. women rowers
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Shiga Univ. cox at Toda Boat Course
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Shiga University women rowers
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Shiga Univ. banners
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Only one bridge (for pedestrians only) spans over the course at the 500-meter line.
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Whenever a race is proceeding, the boats in the side lane keep still.
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You can walk along the boat course only on one side (on the right as pictured here).
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View from bridge looking toward the finish line.
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The Toda Motor Boat Race Arena is where the starting line is.
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Cheering section on bicycles.
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Practicing during no races.
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Bridge fence
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Starting line: ATTENTION!
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GO!
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Starting line staff must have strong back muscles.
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Nihon Univ. in foreground and Kyoto Univ. in background
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Nihon Univ. takes the lead at 500-meter line.
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Kyoto Univ.
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京都大学 男子8
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Starting line
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Toda Park fence
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The Toda Boat Course was used for the rowing competition at the Tokyo Olympics in 1964.
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Final day (Aug. 27) for the finals. Much more crowded than the first day.
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Waseda Univ. cheering section.
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Waseda Univ. cheering section.
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Chuo Univ. cheering section sees off their 8-man rowing team.
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Cheering/coaching horde on bicycles.
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8-man rowing
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Kyoto Univ. practicing
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Kyoto Univ. practicing
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Kyoto Univ. practicing
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Start of 8-man race
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8-man race for 5th to 8th place 男子8+順位決定
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Kyoto Univ. approaching 500-meter line
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Kyoto Univ.
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Kyoto University 京都大学
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Kyoto Univ.'s Dark Blue Blades (came in 5th place)
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Start of 8-man final race 男子8+決勝のスタート
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Nihon Univ. 日本大学
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Nihon University takes the lead (later wins the race) 日本大学
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Waseda University (came in 3rd) 早稲田大学3位
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Chuo University (came in 4th) 中央大学4位
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The race was won by Nihon Univ. who also won the overall title.
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Kyoto Univ. rowing club and alumni sing Biwako Shuko no Uta (Lake Biwa Rowing Song) at their celebration party.
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