Last additions - Yushima Tenjin Plum Blossom Festival 湯島天神 梅まつり
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Video of these fantastic women taiko drummers on Feb. 27, 2016.Feb 28, 2016
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Another video of these women taiko drummers at the Yushima Tenjin plum blossom festival on Feb. 22, 2014.Apr 18, 2014
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Video of belly dancers at the Yushima Tenjin plum blossom festival on Feb. 22, 2014. They are the Haruna Aki & Arabina troupe. 春奈あき&アラビーナのベリーダンス。Apr 18, 2014
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Yushima Shoden temple is noted for this Yanagi well whose water supposed to make women's hair beautiful. The Shiraume taiko drummers always wet their hair from this well. 柳の井戸 柳井堂 (りゅうせいどう)Mar 07, 2011
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At the foot of the Otoko-zaka steps is this Yushima Shoden temple, a Tendai Buddhist temple. Also called Shinjo-in. 心城院 (湯島聖天)Mar 07, 2011
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Yushima Tenjin Ume Matsuri poster.Mar 07, 2011
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I once saw Shiraume Taiko perform on a truck in Nihonbashi.Mar 07, 2011
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You have to see the video of these fantastic women taiko drummers on March 5, 2011.Mar 07, 2011
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Hula dancers from Waianuenue Hula Studio. ワイアーヌエヌエ・フラスタジオMar 07, 2011
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Shiraume Taiko women drummers climaxed the 4-hour show. They are based at Yushima Tenjin Shrine. 白梅太鼓Mar 07, 2011
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Hula dancers from Waianuenue Hula Studio. ワイアーヌエヌエ・フラスタジオMar 07, 2011
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She sang a Misora Hibari song.Mar 07, 2011
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Kayokyoku singer Sakuragi Rika. 歌謡曲:桜木里佳Mar 07, 2011
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Great sound and performance which woke up the audience.Mar 07, 2011
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They didn't introduce each player so we don't know who this foreigner is. But he was good.Mar 07, 2011
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Tsugaru shamisen players led by Waguri Goro. 和栗五郎社中Mar 07, 2011
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More Nihon buyo dancers. 笹乃梅沙社中Mar 07, 2011
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This shishi-mai lion dance is performed by a high school girl.Mar 07, 2011
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Shishi-mai lion danceMar 07, 2011
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Performance by Daikokuten, one of the seven gods of good fortune. He carries a wealth-pounding mallet. He pounds many treasures on his fan and disperses it to all.Mar 07, 2011
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More hayashi festival music, this time by the Ueno Hayashi Hozonkai. 上野囃子保存会Mar 07, 2011
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Nihon buyo dancers from Odori no Kukan. 日本舞踊 おどりの空間Mar 07, 2011
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Must-see video of the belly dancers at Yushima Tenjin Shrine's Plum Blossom Festival on March 5, 2011.Mar 07, 2011
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They were great.Mar 07, 2011
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Belly dancer at Yushima Tenjin Plum Blossom Festival, Tokyo.Mar 07, 2011
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Belly dancer at Yushima Tenjin Plum Blossom Festival. Tokyo.Mar 07, 2011
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Belly dancer at Yushima Tenjin Plum Blossom Festival. Tokyo.Mar 07, 2011
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Belly dancer at Yushima Tenjin Plum Blossom Festival. Tokyo.Mar 07, 2011
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Next were these enticing belly dancers from the Komatsu Buyodan. 小松舞踊団 ベリーダンスMar 07, 2011
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Video of all the performers at the Yushima Tenjin Plum Blossom Festival on March 5, 2011.Mar 07, 2011
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What they threw to the audience.Mar 07, 2011
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After the end of their performance, they threw small envelopes containing small charms to the audience.Mar 07, 2011
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The entertainment started with hayashi festival music played by the Yushima Hayashi-ren troupe. 湯島はやし連Mar 07, 2011
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The entertainment started at noon with a festival music group entering through the spectator seats.Mar 07, 2011
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This is the stage where entertainment was held on the weekends during the ume matsuri.Mar 07, 2011
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Free soba tea.Mar 07, 2011
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Rabbit design of ema prayer tablet.Mar 07, 2011
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Otoko-zaka steps.Mar 07, 2011
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In the old days, geisha often walked up and down these Otoko-zaka steps.Mar 07, 2011
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Otoko-zaka steps lined with ume plum blossoms at Yushima Tenjin.Mar 07, 2011
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Onna-zaka slope and plum blossoms at Yushima Tenjin.Mar 07, 2011
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Onna-zaka slope is lined with ume as well.Mar 07, 2011
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Bonsai plum blossoms in the shrine.Mar 07, 2011
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The roof ends of the shrine has a plum blossom motif.Mar 07, 2011
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This is where they hold the open-air tea ceremony.Mar 07, 2011
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The public was not allowed to enter the garden.Mar 07, 2011
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Yushima Tenjin also has a small Japanese-style garden with plum blossoms.Mar 07, 2011
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Yushima Tenjin Shrine's plum blossom grove was in full bloom in early March.Mar 07, 2011
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Ema prayer tablets are accented by plum blossoms.Mar 07, 2011
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Behind the main shrine are weeping plum blossoms.Mar 07, 2011
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Ume Matsuri banners decorate the street leading to Yushima Tenjin.Mar 07, 2011
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The Yushima Tenjin Ume Matsuri (Plum Blossom) Festival is held annually from early Feb. to early March. Enjoy the sweet fragrance of the flowers and on weekends, stage entertainment can include belly dancers and Shiraume Taiko women drummers.This is the entrance to Yushima Tenjin Shrine (also called Yushima Tenmangu) flanked by plum blossoms on the right.Mar 07, 2011
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Founded in the 14th century, Yushima Tenjin Shrine is famous for plum blossoms and its dedication to Sugawara Michizane, the god of learning and scholarship.Mar 07, 2011
     
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