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Here's one reason for the crowd...
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And another one. Young pretty/cute girls in costume pass out flyers, but end up being street models for amateur photographers who have no girlfriends to shoot.
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They are happy to pose...
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The maid costume is all the rage in Japan, for several years now.
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Santa suit appears in Dec.
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Maids to greet you
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Maids, the costume rage in Japan for several years already.
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Welcome!
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Tokyo Anime Center
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Many life-size costumed characters on display.
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Tokyo Anime Center, Akihabara
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Big expressive eyes.
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Straight black hair is pretty too.
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Blue ponytails
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Goldilocks?
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Space teen?
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School uniform
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Redhead in school uniform
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Anybody who knows the names of these characters are welcome to enlighten me...
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Sakura
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Merry Christmas
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Pikachu, Astro Boy, Doraemon
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They sing on the street to advertise something, usually a night club where they appear.
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The ever-popular maid outfit.
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Maids attract much attention so they are used as living billboards for stores and whatever needs to be advertised in Akihabara.
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Cosplayer teenager posing on the road.
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The problem is that the police patrol the main drag to expel these street performers. It is not allowed. It would be the Japanese police to try and kill Japan's street culture.
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Street singer in front of JR Akihabara Station's new Central entrance
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Street singer in front of JR Akihabara Station's new Central entrance. A cute face and miniskirt really help to gather a crowd.
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Her setup is simple. A portable and battery-powered amplifier connected to a microphone. The amp is on a luggage cart. When the police comes, she can pack up and leave within 5 sec.
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These girls usually have a lookout man who watches out for the cops. As soon as he sees one coming, he runs up to her and gives the "Outta here" signal. They're gone before the police can even see them. It's a constant cat and mouse game
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She says that it was her first "Street live performance" (rojo raibu).
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Street performer
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Street performer near Yodobashi-Akiba, the largest store in Akihabara.
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A miniskirted pair
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The ceremony included hula chanting and dancing.
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Hula dancers watch the ceremony
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Hiko-nyan (Hikone Castle's official mascot) meets hula girls!
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Hula lesson for kids at the Beach Theater in the Water Park.
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Hula lesson for kids at the Beach Theater in the Water Park.
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Beach Theater shows are free, but they also sell tickets for the best seats for ¥600 to ¥800.
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Colored seats are reserved and cost extra.
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Hula Girl Polynesian Revue at 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm at the Beach Theater.
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The live band were all Japanese. All the dancers were Japanese and most are from Fukushima.
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Fire knife dancers are the highlight and crowd pleasers. They are Japanese, but well-trained and highly skilled with the fire.
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Great dancers and great show!
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This is Maluhia Yukari, the leader of the hula girls. She was a pivotal in taking the lead following the 3/11 disasters and promoting Spa Resort Hawaiians on tour. She retired in June 2012. マルヒア由佳理
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At the end of the show, people who paid for reserved seats could have their picture taken with the hula girls.
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Recruitment of hula girls.
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Shortly after Joban Hawaiian Center opened in 1966, famous singer Aunty Genoa Keawe from Hawaii performed here.
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My video of Spa Resort Hawaiians. Visit Fukushima, visit Spa Resort Hawaiians!
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Mud Brings Happiness, at Warabi Hadaka Matsuri in Yotsukaido, Chiba.
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New Status Symbol at Warabi Hadaka Matsuri in Yotsukaido, Chiba.
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Mud on Your Face: Fashionable, at Warabi Hadaka Matsuri in Yotsukaido, Chiba.
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Costume gals. Even these girls walked on the fire.

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Imazu Junior High School students
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Imazu Junior High School students start the race.
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Imazu Junior High School female students rowing in the 3rd Imazu Regatta.
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Imazu Junior High School female students rowing in the 3rd Imazu Regatta. Also see my YouTube video here.
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Imazu Junior High School female students rowing in the 3rd Imazu Regatta.
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Imazu Junior High School female students rowing in the 3rd Imazu Regatta.
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Near the finish line.
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Finish line.
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Imazu Junior High School Rowing Club banner and members going to the regatta's awards ceremony.
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A touch of elegance with this solo number.
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Māhealani Mika Hirao-Solem who later became Miss Aloha Hula at the 2010 Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, Hawai'i.
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Māhealani Mika Hirao-Solem performs at Ikaho, Japan. She later became Miss Aloha Hula 2010. Shadows on her velvety gown look good.
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Her lit arms pierce the dark...
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Kumu hula Kau'i Kamanao in a cheerful duet.
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Hula girl
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Māhealani Mika Hirao-Solem who later became Miss Aloha Hula at the 2010 Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, Hawai'i.
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Māhealani Mika Hirao-Solem
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In the background is the flag of the city of Shibukawa, the sister city of the County of Hawai'i (island of Hawai'i or the Big Island).
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Love
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What would a hula show be without the 'uli'uli gourd rattles?
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Bamboo rattles called pu'ili.
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Kau'i in a duet, paddling in a canoe.
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Kau'i performs a solo number.
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He's a crowd pleaser as well and well-known in Japan. Also a graduate of the same high school as me.
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The surprise on the second night (Aug. 4) was a performance by kumu hula Aloha Dalire.
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Aloha Dalire dancing the hula on stage. 飛び入り参加したアロハ・ダリレもフラを披露。
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This lady has produced five Miss Aloha Hulas, including all three of her daughters and this year's Miss Aloha Hula (Kuhi Suganuma).
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Aloha Dalire performing in the Ikaho Hawaiian Festival.
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The band go over their numbers before going on stage.
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The band.
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The bass player is also a graduate of my high school.
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Kunewa Mook, one of the kumu hulas for Hula Halau 'O Kamuela.
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The crowd watching the show. The front row includes guests from Hawai'i.
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The surprise on the last night was kumu hula Kunewa Mook dancing on stage. 違う夜にクネヴァ・ムークも飛び入り参加
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His slow hula dance drove the ladies wild. You should've heard the screams...
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Kunewa is a very distinguished-looking man, much more so in person than in pictures. He always has a great smile for the camera too.
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The final number.
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They use 'ili'ili stone castanets.
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Backbend sequence by Māhealani Mika Hirao-Solem who later became Miss Aloha Hula at the 2010 Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, Hawai'i.
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On the final night, they gave an encore where Kau'i joined in.
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最後の夜だけアンコールがあった
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For that one magical hour, it felt like we were in Hawai'i.
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A big mahalo to Hula Halau 'O Kamuela for traveling all the way to Ikaho and making us all happy with their hula. I have already given free copies of these photos (and more) to the performers through Kau'i and Kunewa.
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Child dancer. Postcard-size photograph. Date is unknown.
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Girl on stage. Postcard-size photograph. Date is unknown.
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Twins. They look like twins or sisters. Real-photo postcard postmarked 1918.
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Autographed as Yoko Aozora. She must have been some kind of teenaged entertainer. Probably a dancer. Looks charming enough.
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New Year's photo. The paper ball is for a traditional New Year's game. Postcard-size photograph.
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Speak, Hear, and See No Evil. A common pose imitating the monkeys. Postmarked 1914. Hand-colored.
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Young girls in kimono.
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Asakusabashi is easily accessible from JR Asakusabashi Station (seen on the left) on the Sobu Line. Not far from Akihabara.
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Kyugetsu is a large Japanese doll shop near Asakusabashi Station.
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Kyugetsu, a large Japanese doll shop near JR Asakusabashi Station.
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Inside Kyugetsu, a large Japanese doll shop near JR Asakusabashi Station.
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In early 2014, Kyugetsu created and displayed special edition Japanese Hina dolls (not for sale) depicting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy.
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In early 2014, Kyugetsu created and displayed special edition Japanese Hina dolls (not for sale) depicting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy.
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Special edition Japanese Hina dolls (not for sale) depicting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy to symbolize friendly US-Japan relations.
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US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy Hina doll
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US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy Hina doll. Pretty good likeness.
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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Hina doll
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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Hina doll looks a little sad or disappointed.
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Another special pair of dolls were of figure skaters Yuzuru Hanyu and Mao Asada who were to appear in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
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Asada Mao hina doll in Kyugetsu, Asakusabashi, Tokyo
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Yuzuru Hanyu hina doll in Kyugetsu, Asakusabashi, Tokyo
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Kyugetsu has a very large selection hina dolls for Girl's Day. The store is busy with rich parents or grandparents out to buy hina dolls for their little daughter or granddaughter.
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These doll sets can get very expensive.
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