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Sign for Tomonoura
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Kanazawa Castle
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Map of Kanazawa Castle Park and Kenrokuen Garden
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Odakyu Umegaoka Station 小田急梅ヶ丘駅
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JR Nishi-Tachikawa Station, the closest train station to the park.
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Cherry tree forest near the Nishi-guchi (west) gate.
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The outdoor architectural museum is within Koganei Park in Koganei, Tokyo. This is the Visitors Center.
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Monorail to Chiba Koen Station 千葉公園駅
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Chiba Castle as seen from Kencho-mae monorail station.
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Entrance to the Peace Park
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Mt. Fuji from Lake Yamanaka
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Festival's focal pointThis grass hut is at the center of the festival site which is within the Sakitama Tumuli Park. It will be burned later in the evening for the festival's climax.
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Ferry for Tomonoura
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Entrance to Inohana Park
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Ninomaru Northern Stone wall along a moat. 二の丸北面石垣
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Entrance to Hanegi Park's plum grove
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Park entrance (admission charged)
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Koganei Park sakura
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Going to visitors center
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View of Chiba Park from monorail. 綿打池
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Peace Fountain with the Peace Statue in the distanceA fountain of water was made for the victims who were desperate for water.
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Offerings
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Path to Chiba Castle (visible on left)
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Shinmaru Park 新丸広場
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The plum trees are on a small hill.
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Waterfowl Pond and boats
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Huge trees shower you with cherry blossoms.
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Visitors Center entrance courtyard
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Chiba Park approach
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Mt. Daisen, Tottori Pref.
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Path to Peace Statue
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Festival siteIt is a circular site with people sitting along the perimeter.
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Shinkyo Sacred Bridge, Nikko 神橋
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Chiba Castle and paper lanterns
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Dobashi-mon Gate stone walls 土橋門石垣
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Boat pier
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Peace StatueEvery Aug. 9, the anniversary of the atomic bombing, a memorial service is held here.
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Lake Yamanaka
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SpectatorsThese people are sitting in the best area to view the festival.
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Highway in front of the castle.
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Chiba Castle Sakura Matsuri lantern
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Dobashi-mon Gate stone wall 土橋門石垣
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White weeping cherry blossoms
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Peace StatueSculptor was Seibo Kitamura.
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EntertainmentAn outdoor stage provides a variety of entertainment during the day.
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Outer castle wall
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Chiba Castle tower
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Dobashi-mon Gate stone wall. Notice the hexagonal stones. 土橋門石垣
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Putter golf course
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Low branches are common
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Jisho-in Mausoleum
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White weeping cherry blossoms
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The Peace Statue was built in Aug. 1955, the 10th anniversary of the bombing. The Peace Statue was modeled after popular wrestler Rikidozan.
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Festival participantsThey are dressed in the costume of the ancient Kofun (Tumuli) Period of Japan. They will be carrying torches from the nearby tumuli.
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Chiba Castle
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Gate to Former Brigade Office 切手門
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Transportation
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Mansion of Mitsui Hachiroemon, one of the museum's must-see buildingsFounder of the Mitsui zaibatsu.
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Pink weeping cherry blossoms
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The folded right leg symbolizes quiet meditation.1 comments
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TumulusCherry trees are at the top.
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Ishikawa Bridge to Ishikawa-mon Gate
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Former Brigade Office (closed to public) 旧第六旅団司令部
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Open Field
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Inside Mitsui Hachiroemon mansion
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The right hand points to the threat of nuclear weapons.The bronze statue is 10 meters tall.
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Shinto ceremonyAt around 6:30 pm, the festival climax starts.
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Ishikawa-mon Gate 石川門
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Sukiyashiki stone wall. Some markings are engraved on the stones. 数寄屋敷石垣
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Cherry blossoms
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Tokiwadai Photo Studio, 1937Unfortunately, it was closed for renovations. It has a large frosted glass which brought in daylight for studio lighting.
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Cherry blossoms and Chiba Castle
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The closed eyes express a prayer for all war victims.
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Torch bearers enter
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Passing through Ishikawa-mon Gate 石川門
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Gokuraku-bashi Bridge 極楽橋
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The 25th Asakusa Yabusame horseback archery was held on April 21, 2007 at Sumida Park.
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Seibu Ikebukuro Line train station entrance at Ikebukuro, Tokyo. It takes about 90 min. from Ikebukuro to Yokoze Station via Tokkyu express train. Cheaper trains take 2 hours.
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Picnic area
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Cherry blossoms
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Farmer's house
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The outstretched left hand symbolizes tranquility and world peace.
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Marvelous spectacle
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Stone walls seen from Gokuraku-bashi Bridge.
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Parallel to Sumida River, the archery course is straight and narrow, stretching from the Tobu Line bridge to Kototoi Bridge.
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Seibu Ikebukuro Line train with shibazakura design.
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Stone monument for "Haru no Tsuki" haiku poem by Nakamura Teijo. 「春の月」中村汀女
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Cherry blossoms
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Farmer's house
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Parade aroundThe torch bearers parade around the entire perimeter before they gather around the hut.
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Sanjukken Nagaya Armory (closed) 三十間長屋
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The course has three targets which the archers will shoot arrows at.
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Seibu Ikebukuro Line Yokoze Station. Get off here for an easy walk to Hitsujiyama Park where the Shibazakura moss pink hill is. A tourist info office is on the left. 西武池袋線横瀬駅
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Stone monument for "Haru no Tsuki" haiku poem by Nakamura Teijo. 「春の月」中村汀女
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Inside farmer's house
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The left leg is poised for action to assist humanity.
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Also see the video at YouTube.
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Ishikawa-mon Gate looking from the inside. 石川門
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Sanjukken Nagaya Armory (closed) 三十間長屋
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Raised dirt along the archery course.
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You can buy a park entry ticket (300 yen) at a booth in front of Yokoze Station. Maps also available. Underpass at Yokoze Station.
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Inside farmer's house
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Cherry blossoms and Chiba Castle
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Rear view
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Male prince
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Ishikawa-mon Gate stone wall
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Kurogane (Tetsu)-mon Gate stone walls. Entrance to Honmaru. 鉄門石垣
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First, the horses, archers, and attendants parade along the entire course.
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Japanese Garden 日本庭園
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Another farmer's house
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White and pink weeping cherry blossoms
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Corners
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Peace Statue description
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Female princess reigning over the Sakitama Fire Festival in Gyoda, SaitamaShe's 15 years old.
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Ishikawa-mon Gate stone wall (different pattern from other wall).
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Kurogane-mon Gate stone wall 鉄門石垣
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Wooden targets
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Entrance to Hitsujiyama Park. Show your ticket or buy it at the booth nearby.
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Weeping plum blossoms
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Bonsai exhibition
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Inside another farmer's house
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About 30 weeping cherry trees ring the pond's perimeter.
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Front view
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Monument next to Peace Statue
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Ishikawa-mon Gate 石川門
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Kurogane-mon Gate stone wall 鉄門石垣
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Archer
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If you go early in the morning, there are fewer people.
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Bonsai exhibition
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Path to other areas of the huge park.
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Yamanote-dori Road
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Chiba Park
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Peace memorial from ChinaThe park also has peace monuments from various countries.
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Torch lightingThe prince and princess light the torch that will ignite the hut.
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San-no-maru and Gojukken Nagaya long house and turrets in the distance.
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Site of Inui Yagura Turret 戊亥櫓跡
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Yabusame archer
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Quite spectacular when the flowers are in full bloom.
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Cherry blossoms
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Tall one
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Takahashi Korekiyo mansion
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Nagasaki atomic bomb peace park hypocenter
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Climax
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View from Inui Yagura Turret
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These photos were taken in late April 2007. (Copyright year in the images are mistaken.)
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Water Fountain
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Peace memorial from Germany
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View from Inui Yagura Turret. Hashizumemon Gate on lower right.
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It is not yet full bloom. A few patches of green.
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Flower pair
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Katarai Promenade and canal
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Another cherry tree forest near the center of the park.
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Orge's shack
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Statue of Chiba-no-suke Tsuneshige and Chiba Castle tower 千葉介常重Lord Chiba-no-suke Tsuneshige was the founder of Chiba Castle in 1126.
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Peace memorial from Czechoslovakia
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Meoto-Iwa Wedded Rocks off the coast of Futami-cho, Ise city, Mie Prefecture. 夫婦岩
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Kanazawa Castle
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On sunny days, great for taking pictures.
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Shakujii-Koen Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line. 石神井公園駅
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Koku-Koen Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line 航空公園駅
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Slope to Arakawa Shizen Koen Park from the Arakawa 2-chome streetcar station on the Tokyo Toden Arakawa Line.
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Near park entrance
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Emperor Showa Memorial Museum 昭和天皇記念館Within Hana-midori Bunka Center. One-room museum with various exhibits on Emperor Showa (Hirohito). His marine biology lab is reproduced, a horse-drawn carriage, videos, etc., are shown.
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Reaching low
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Shitamachi main street
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Map of Asukayama Park. Near Oji Station on the Keihin-Tohoku Line, a slender park noted for cherry blossoms.
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Statue of Chiba-no-suke Tsuneshige built in Dec. 2001 to commemorate Chiba city's 80th anniversary. 千葉介常重Lord Chiba-no-suke Tsuneshige was the founder of Chiba Castle in 1126.
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Hypocenter of atomic bomb, adjacent to Peace parkAlmost right next to the Peace park is the hypocenter marker above which the bomb exploded. Often hoards of students on class trips can be see squatting here listening to a talk about this place.
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Torch bearers from the tumulus
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Hashizume-mon Turret 橋爪門続櫓
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Hashizumemon-tsuzuki Yagura Turret
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Ohori Park
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Deer skin
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Road to Shakujii Park.
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In front of Koku-Koen Station. Notice the paper plane sculpture and YS-11 prop plane.
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Cherry trees along the park's perimeter.
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Inside Hana-midori Bunka Center
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Visitor's center entrance to the outdoor architectural museum.
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Takei Sanshodo stationary shop
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Vinyl tarps reserve picnic areas for flower-viewing parties at night.
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Most of the weeping cherries are planted along the pond's edge.
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Statue of Chiba-no-suke Tsuneshige 千葉介常重Lord Chiba-no-suke Tsuneshige was the founder of Chiba Castle in 1126.
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