Last additions - Kameido Wisteria Festival 亀戸藤まつり
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Wisteria and Tokyo Skytree at night.Jun 20, 2017
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Raining wisteria at Kameido Tenjin Shrine.Jun 20, 2017
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Bottom view of Kameido Tenjin Shrine wisteria at night.Jun 20, 2017
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Kameido Tenjin Shrine wisteria at night.Jun 20, 2017
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Lots of people came to see the Kameido Tenjin Shrine wisteria at night in early May.Jun 20, 2017
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Kameido Tenjin Shrine wisteria at night.Jun 20, 2017
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Kameido Tenjin Shrine wisteria at night.Jun 20, 2017
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Wisteria at Kameido Tenjin Shrine lit up in the evening.Sep 26, 2016
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Wisteria at Kameido Tenjin Shrine lit up in the evening.Sep 26, 2016
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Tokyo Skytree at Kameido Tenjin Shrine with the wisteria in bloom in the evening.Sep 26, 2016
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When the wisteria are in bloom, it is also lit up at night.Sep 26, 2016
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A shop's shutter art near Kameido Tenjin Shrine, TokyoApr 06, 2016
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Kameido Tenjin Shrine torii and taiko bridge with wisteria.May 14, 2014
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May 14, 2014
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Shrine grounds include a kaguraden dance stage.May 14, 2014
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View from the shrine's worship hall.May 14, 2014
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White wisteriaMay 14, 2014
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This is what it looks like today.May 14, 2014
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Kameido Tenjin Shrine's wisteria made famous by Hiroshige's woodblock print from his series called "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo."May 13, 2014
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Kameido Shitamachi Koinobori MatsuriMay 13, 2014
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Kameido Shitamachi Koinobori Matsuri has carp streamers on ropes above the road. Near Kameido Station.May 13, 2014
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Kameido Shitamachi Koinobori MatsuriMay 13, 2014
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The bus has a propeller for river cruising.May 13, 2014
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Kameido Umeyashiki is also the starting point for the Sky Duck amphibious bus tour.May 13, 2014
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Koinobori at Kameido UmeyashikiMay 13, 2014
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Kameido Umeyashiki has a few shops and eateries and some entertainment during the wisteria festival.May 13, 2014
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Kameido Umeyashiki is a rest place for tourists at the street corner near Kameido Tenjin Shrine.May 13, 2014
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Tanuki welcomes customers to a restaurant in Kameido Tenjin Shrine.May 13, 2014
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Kameido Tenjin Shrine, TokyoMay 13, 2014
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Kameido Tenjin Shrine also has many turtles in the pond. All these years, I thought they were cute. But I recently found out that these turtles are actually invasive species called red-eared slider or red-eared terrapin.Popular as pets when they are small.May 13, 2014
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See this same shot during plum blossom season: May 13, 2014
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Tokyo Skyrree at Kameido Tenjin Shrine.May 13, 2014
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Torii and wisteria at Kameido Tenjin Shrine, TokyoMay 13, 2014
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The first taiko bridge at Kameido Tenjin Shrine, TokyoMay 13, 2014
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Kameido Tenjin Shrine torii and wisteriaMay 13, 2014
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During the wisteria festival, they hold various entertainment on stage.May 13, 2014
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Kameido Tenjin Shrine worships the famous scholar Sugawara Michizane. Many students pray here to pass school entrance exams.May 13, 2014
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The second taiko bridge and wisteria.May 13, 2014
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Photo taken in May 2014.May 13, 2014
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It soon snagged a baby carp from the pond. Poor innocent fish. It must be traumatic to be caught in a bird's beak and be swallowed whole.May 13, 2014
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White heron (shirasagi) hanging out on the pond.May 13, 2014
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White heron under the wisteria.May 13, 2014
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Tokyo Skytree and wisteria at Kameido Tenjin Shrine.May 13, 2014
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Wisteria trellis at Kameido Tenjin Shrine.May 13, 2014
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Wisteria is low enough to smell.May 13, 2014
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Looking back toward the the torii.May 13, 2014
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Tokyo Skytree and azalea and wisteria at Kameido Tenjin Shrine.May 13, 2014
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Tokyo Skytree and azalea and wisteria at Kameido Tenjin Shrine.May 13, 2014
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Tokyo Skytree and azalea and wisteria at Kameido Tenjin Shrine.May 13, 2014
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View from the first taiko bridge in 2014.May 13, 2014
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White wisteria and Tokyo Skytree at Kameido Tenjin ShrineMay 13, 2014
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Tokyo Skytree May 13, 2014
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Tokyo Skytree and the first taiko bridge.May 13, 2014
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Tokyo Skytree now overlooks Kameido Tenjin Shrine.May 13, 2014
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Kameido Tenjin (Tenmangu) Shrine Wisteria Festival is held in late April to early May. Entrance to Kameido Tenjin Shrine.May 13, 2014
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Kameido Tenjin Shrine is a short walk from JR Kameido Station (Sobu Line).May 13, 2014
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May 02, 2005
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This is an old, hand-tinted postcard of Kameido Tenmangu Shrine from the early 20th century. It mimics the woodblock print.May 01, 2005
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Road to the shrine from Kameido Station. This main road from Kameido Station is closed on weekends. The shrine is accessible from Kameido Station the the JR Sobu Line.May 01, 2005
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Shot in 2003.May 01, 2005
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Azaleas also bloom around the same time as wisteria at Kameido Tenjin Shrine. Both flowers symbolize Golden Week which is a string of holidays in late April and early May, serving as spring vacation for many workers.May 01, 2005
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Old taiko-bashi bridge. This is the first arch bridge you cross. Shot in 1997. The bridges had steps made of wood. Now both bridges are made of concrete with concrete steps. The paint color is also more red.May 01, 2005
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Old taiko-bashi bridge. You can see how crowded the bridge can get.May 01, 2005
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First bridge and azaleasMay 01, 2005
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Wisteria at Kameido Tenjin ShrineMay 01, 2005
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Kameido Tenjin Shrine wisteria and taiko-bashi bridge. Taiko-bashi is an arch bridge.May 01, 2005
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Second taiko-bashi bridge in 2003. Notice how there are much less flowers along the edge of the pond. Also notice that the bridge has been rebuilt. It is now concrete painted fire-engine red.The old bridge was wooden with faded vermillion paint. I don't like this new bridge paint color.May 01, 2005
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Kameido Tenjin Shrine's main worship hall.May 01, 2005
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Second taiko-bashi bridge in 1997. You can see the second arch bridge which is right before the shrine hall. Compare this picture with the next one.May 01, 2005
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Path to the shrine. After you cross the bridge, there's a narrow path to the shrine, decorated by wisteria on both sides. Very crowded, but not unbearable.May 01, 2005
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Another view from the top of the bridge in 1997.May 01, 2005
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Another shot taken in the good old days. Doesn't bloom like this anymore. The next photo shows what it looks like today.May 01, 2005
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Another view from the top of the bridge in 1997. Sadly, it doesn't bloom like this anymore.1 commentsMay 01, 2005
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Another view from the top of the bridge in the good old days. They don't bloom like this anymore...May 01, 2005
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View from top of bridge in 2005. After 1997 or so, the flowers do not bloom as thickly as before. Apparently, it is quite expensive to get it to bloom thick like in 1997.May 01, 2005
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When the wisteria is in bloom, the shrine gets very crowded, especially on weekends. The alley leading to the shrine is also quite narrow.May 01, 2005
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View from top of bridge in 1997. The shrine has two "taiko-bashi" arch bridges. This is the view from the top of the first one soon after you pass under the torii.May 01, 2005
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