Last additions - Yokohama Chinatown Chinese New Year 横浜中華街春節
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Ornate ceiling.Jun 18, 2017
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Inside Yokohama Chinatown's main temple called Kwan Tai Temple (Kanteibyo in Japanese 関帝廟).Jun 18, 2017
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Yokohama Chinatown's main temple called Kwan Tai Temple (Kanteibyo in Japanese 関帝廟). Busy with Chinese New Year worshippers. Dedicated to Kwan Tei, a famous general in the ancient Chinese Imperial army and Taoist symbol of integrity and loyaltyJun 18, 2017
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Yokohama Chinatown's main temple called Kwan Tai Temple (Kanteibyo in Japanese 関帝廟). Busy with Chinese New Year worshippers. Jun 18, 2017
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Inside Yokohama Ma Zhu Miao Temple (Masobyo in Japanese 横浜媽祖廟)Jun 18, 2017
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Carved pillarJun 18, 2017
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Red and gold everywhere.Jun 18, 2017
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DragonJun 18, 2017
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Yokohama Ma Zhu Miao Temple (Masobyo in Japanese 横浜媽祖廟) was built in 2006 to mark the 150th anniversary of Yokohama Port opening to foreign trade.Jun 18, 2017
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Chinese acrobat.Jun 18, 2017
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Chinese acrobat.Jun 18, 2017
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New Year's events held on the weekends following Chinese New Year's.Jun 18, 2017
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During Chinese New Year's, one Japanese word to learn is "bakuchiku" (爆竹). It literally means "exploding bamboo." Of course, we call it firecrackers. They pop firecrackers at least twice each time the lion dances. Mar 09, 2013
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Chinese New Year at Yokohama Chinatown.Mar 09, 2013
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More lion dances.Mar 09, 2013
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Inside Ma Zhu Miao Temple Masobyo, Yokohama. Pay a fee to enter.Mar 09, 2013
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New Year's prayers at Ma Zhu Miao Temple Masobyo, Yokohama.Mar 09, 2013
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New Year's prayers at Ma Zhu Miao Temple Masobyo, Yokohama.Mar 09, 2013
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Incesne burner at Ma Zhu Miao Temple Masobyo.Mar 09, 2013
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Palanquin at Ma Zhu Miao Temple (Masobyo) in Yokohama Chinatown.Mar 09, 2013
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Pay a fee to ring the gong and walk through the palanquin for good luck.Mar 09, 2013
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Yokohama Ma Zhu Miao Temple (Masobyo in Japanese 横浜媽祖廟) was built in 2006 to mark the 150th anniversary of Yokohama Port opening to foreign trade. Very ornate outside and inside.Mar 09, 2013
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Yokohama Ma Zhu Miao Temple (Masobyo in Japanese 横浜媽祖廟), dedicated to Mazu, the goddess of the sea and travel. The goddess spirit was split from a temple in Tainan, Taiwan. Mar 09, 2013
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Lion takes the bait.Mar 09, 2013
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Lion bait.Mar 09, 2013
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Panda entrance.Mar 09, 2013
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Your name in Chinese characters.Mar 09, 2013
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Auspicious, gleaming souvenirs.Mar 09, 2013
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Gods of Good Fortune on a boat in lights.Mar 09, 2013
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Tree illumination and small pavilion at Yamashita-cho Park.Mar 09, 2013
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Inside Kwan Tai Temple.Mar 09, 2013
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Incense burner at Kwan Tai Temple.Mar 09, 2013
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Dragon on Kwan Tai Temple.Mar 09, 2013
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Ornate roof of Kwan Tai Temple.Mar 09, 2013
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Pay a fee to ring the gong.Mar 09, 2013
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Kwan Tai Temple (Kanteibyo in Japanese 関帝廟) in Yokohama Chinatown.Mar 09, 2013
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Although the temple has been around for a long time, this building was built in 1990. Very ornate. Revered by merchants. Kwan Tai Temple (Kanteibyo in Japanese 関帝廟) in Yokohama Chinatown.Mar 09, 2013
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Yokohama Chinatown's main temple called Kwan Tai Temple (Kanteibyo in Japanese 関帝廟). Busy with Chinese New Year worshippers. Dedicated to Kwan Tei, a famous general in the ancient Chinese Imperial army and Taoist symbol of integrity and loyaltyMar 09, 2013
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Chinatown gate.Mar 09, 2013
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I couldn't believe that this big truck was trying to go through the crowds.Mar 09, 2013
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Illumination for safety and securityMar 09, 2013
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Yokohama Chinatown gate.Mar 09, 2013
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Yokohama Chinatown gate.Mar 09, 2013
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My video of Chinese New Year at Yokohama Chinatown on Feb. 10, 2013.Mar 09, 2013
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The lion plucks a red envelope containing money from each merchant. Mar 09, 2013
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The lion dance was most dramatic when the lion stood up with one guy standing on the shoulders of the other. They are actually martial artists. The lion dance movements are similar to martial arts. Mar 09, 2013
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This lion was pink.Mar 09, 2013
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Crowd gathers wherever the lion is.Mar 09, 2013
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The lion danced for a few minutes in front of each shop or restaurant. They also went inside and danced. The first lion I saw was yellow.Mar 09, 2013
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The lions jammed the streets with people wherever they went.Mar 09, 2013
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It was especially crowded from 4 pm to 8 pm when they held the cai ching lion dances (saichin in Japanese 採青). Two guys in a Chinese lion danced at all the restaurants and shops in Chinatown. Four lions were there. Mar 09, 2013
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Dangerous for small kids and baby strollers.Mar 09, 2013
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Yokohama Chinatown was jammed with people on Feb. 10, 2013, Chinese New Year. Mar 09, 2013
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Another Chinatown gate.Mar 09, 2013
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A Hawaiian shop in Yokohama's Chinatown?Mar 09, 2013
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Local bank Chinese style.Mar 09, 2013
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Walking toward Chinatown.Mar 09, 2013
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Chinese New Year window display.Mar 09, 2013
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My first Chinese New Year in Japan, called "shunsetsu" in Japanese (春節). Glad to see that China-Japan relations are alive and well here, regardless of political differences.Mar 09, 2013
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Feb. 10, 2013 was the Chinese New Year's Day in Japan's largest Chinatown in Yokohama. Lion dances and firecrackers abound during the late afternoon and early evening. Gate near Ishikawa-cho Station.Mar 09, 2013
     
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