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In front of Sensoji temple's Hozomon Gate are battledore stalls on both sides.
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Battledore stalls
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Asakusa Hagoita-ichi Battledore Fair, Dec. 17-19
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Battledore stalls
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Asakusa Hagoita-ichi Battledore Fair, Dec. 17-19
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Battledores were originally used to play a game called hanetsuki, similar to badminton with a shuttlecock. The battledores are now mainly used to dispel bad luck and for decoration.
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Asakusa Hagoita-ichi Battledore Fair, Dec. 17-19
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Maiko
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Battledore
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Prices and sizes of battledores vary widely. They can be small and as cheap as 1,000 yen. This one is about 18,000 yen.
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Kabuki actor
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Spiderman
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Cartoon characters such as Anpan Man
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Treasure Boat
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The Battledore Fair is held at night as well.
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Battledore stalls and 5-story pagoda
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Hozomon Gate paper lantern and hagoita stalls
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Hagoita battledores made in the past with past celebrities.
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Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka
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Konishiki (made when he retired)
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Mouse
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More battledore stalls are on the side of Sensoji temple.
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Sports figures
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Baseball rivals
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Ichiro
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Looking for the right one.
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Also see my YouTube video here.
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Hello Kitty
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Maiko
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Fuji Musume (Wisteria Maiden)
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Kabuki actor
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Renjishi lion dancers
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Battledore stalls
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At night
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Prices ranhe from 1000 yen to hundreds of thousands of yen.
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Hagoita Honey poses in Asakusa
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Hagoita Honey
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Hagoita Honey
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Hagoita Honey
 
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