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To Kannon-yama
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The Kannon statue peers over the trees.
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A World Heritage Site and one of Japan's most famous temples, Todaiji houses Japan's largest statue of the Buddha, a National Treasure. Temple was established about 1,200 years ago.
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Entrance to the Peace Park
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Standing 41.8 meters high, equivalent to a 9-story building.
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Path to Todaiji
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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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Built in 1936.
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Gate god
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Path to Peace Statue
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Made of concrete.
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Peace StatueEvery Aug. 9, the anniversary of the atomic bombing, a memorial service is held here.
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One of 20 Buddha figures inside the Kannon.During New Year's, many people visit the Kannon.
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Todaiji Temple
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Peace StatueSculptor was Seibo Kitamura.
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View from Kannon-yama.
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Todaiji Temple
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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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View of Takasaki. The tall building is Takasaki City Hall.
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Great Buddha
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The folded right leg symbolizes quiet meditation.1 comments
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Japan's largest Buddha statue in Todaiji. National Treasure.
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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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The closed eyes express a prayer for all war victims.
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Wisteria
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One of Japan's three Big Buddhas (after Nara and Kamakura). The statue was built by local coppersmiths in 1932, taking 30 years to complete.
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Rear view
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The outstretched left hand symbolizes tranquility and world peace.
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The Takaoka Daibutsu stands 15.85 meters high, weighing 65 tons. Japan's largest copper statue. Takaoka, Toyama
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Kannon and bridge, Takasaki, Gunma
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In fall 2007, it underwent major renovation.
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The left leg is poised for action to assist humanity.
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Rear view
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Peace Statue description
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Crawl through a pillar
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Ritto History Museum's buddha statues 栗東歴史民俗博物館
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Arai Kannon statue. Wash the part of the body to cure the corresponding part of your own body. 洗い観音
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They used to have a tawashi brush to wash the statue, but that wore out the statue. So the replacement statue is now washed/rubbed with a towel instead.
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Jizo statue
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Giant Kannon statue in the distance.1 comments
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View of bay, Kamaishi, Iwate
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View of bay
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View of Kamaishi Port which was devastated by the tsunami in March 2011.
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Kamaishi Dai-Kannon. She holds a fish.
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Site of Basho-an Hut, now a small garden with a statue of Basho overlooking the Sumida River. 芭蕉庵史跡展望庭園
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Site of Basho-an Hut at the mouth of the Onagigawa River where it meets the Sumida River.
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Statue of Basho. A short walk away is the Basho Memorial Museum.
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Statue of Basho. Kiyosubashi Bridge and Sumida River in the background.
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Statue of Matsuo Basho, haiku poet. Koto-ku, Tokyo
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Statue of Matsuo Basho, haiku poet. Koto-ku, Tokyo
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Near the southern corner of Kiyosumi Garden is the site of the Saito-an Hut where Basho departed for his Okuno Hosomichi trip to the Tohoku region. 採茶庵跡
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Site of Saito-an Hut which was a 2nd house of Sugiyama Sanpu, one of Basho's disciples. 採茶庵跡
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There is a makeshift hut and a statue of Basho sitting. 採茶庵跡
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Statue of Basho sitting at the site of Saito-an house. 採茶庵跡
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Statue of Basho sitting at the site of Saito-an house before departing for the Tohoku region. 採茶庵跡
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Statue of Matsuo Basho.
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What the road looks like now.
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Small statue of Basho in Basho Memorial Museum
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Shizuoka Hobby Fair site as seen from Higashi Shizuoka Station. The giant Gundam statue is clearly visible.
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Giant Gundam statue is clearly visible from Higashi Shizuoka Station.
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Also visible from the station is Granship, the Shizuoka Convention & Arts Center.
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Sign pointing the way to the Shizuoka Hobby Fair.
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Gundam looms over Shizuoka Hobby Fair sign.
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Entrance to Shizuoka Hobby Fair.
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Straight ahead is Gundam and on the left is a pavilion.
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The giant Gundam is the main attraction by far.
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Giant Gundam with eyes aglow at Shizuoka Hobby Fair 2010-2011.
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He can even turn his head. This show occurs every 30 min.
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He turns his head back.
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Unfortunately, he couldn't walk or fly.
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There was a long line to get a closer look and pass under the statue.
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A lookout deck for Gundam.
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Rear view of Gundam.
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Inside the hobby pavilion were exhibits of numerous plastic models.
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Plastic models on display.
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Life-size spaceship.
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Castle models.
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Ishiyama-dera Tahoto pagoda model.
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Gundam models
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Higashi Shizuoka Station.
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Statue of Toyotomi Hidetsugu at Hachiman Park in Omi-Hachiman, Shiga.
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Statue of Toyotomi Hidetsugu at Hachiman Park in Omi-Hachiman, Shiga.
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Toyotomi Hidetsugu (豊臣 秀次 1568 – 1595) was a nephew and retainer of warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi who lived during the Sengoku period of the 16th century.
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Most postcards of Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill show only this famous statue. So I had no idea that there was also a little tourist village.
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An endless line of people taking pictures and posing in front of the statue.
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Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill's lookout deck.
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"Boys, Be Ambitious" This famous statue of Dr. William Clark was built in 1976 to mark Dr. Clark's 100th anniversary of his coming to Hokkaido, the 100th anniversary of Hokkaido University's founding, and the USA bicentennial.
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Dr. William S. Clark (1826-1886) was a professor from Massachusetts. The statue was made by a Japanese sculpturer and sponsored by the Sapporo Tourist Association. Hokkaido University has a bust of Dr. Clark which is also popular among tourists.
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Clark came to Hokkaido for 8 months during 1876 to 1877 as a founding vice president of Sapporo Agricultural College (now Hokkaido University). When he departed, he supposedly said, "Boys, be ambitious!" to the students seeing him off.
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The plaza has this Statue of Lord Yamauchi Kazutoyo and Chiyo. 「なでしこ」山内一豊と千代
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Statue of Lord Yamauchi Kazutoyo and Chiyo near Sakata Station in Maibara, Shiga. Unveiled on May 7, 2005. 「なでしこ」山内一豊と千代
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The main characters featured in the NHK Taiga Drama in 2006, "Komyo ga Tsuji." Chiyo was Kazutoyo's wife and was born in this area. Chiyo became a nun after her husband died.
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Exterior of Great Buddha, Kamakura
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Inside the Great Buddha (head portion)
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Inside the Great Buddha (hands and lap)
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Inside Kannon Folk History Museum, which is near Doganji and 10-min. walk from Takatsuki Station. The museum opened in 1984. Admission 250 yen. Museum hours 9 am - 4:30 pm. Closed Mon., the day after national holidays, and year end/New Year's.
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Guide to Kannon statues in Takatsuki. On the left is the National Treasure Kannon statue at Doganji temple. One of seven 11-face Kannon statues in Japan which is a National Treasure. This one is said to be the most beautiful. 十一面観音立像
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Tourist map of Takatsuki which has quite a few temples with a Kannon statue.
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Kannon statues
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Close-up of Kannon statue
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Kannon at the top of the slope.
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Bottom of slope
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Adjacent to Tokugen-in temple is Kiyotaki Jinja Shrine with stone lanterns.
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Kiyotaki Jinja Shrine
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Gingko leaves
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Bridge to Kiyotaki Jinja Shrine
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Kiyotaki Jinja Shrine 清滝神社
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Kiyotaki Jinja Shrine
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View from Kiyotaki Jinja Shrine
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Kiyotaki
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JR Koiwa Station has this statue of Yokozuna Tochinishiki, a famous sumo wrestler who was from Koiwa.
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Statue of Yokozuna Tochinishiki (1925-1990) inside JR Koiwa Station. The statue is now a popular meeting place inside the station.
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Statue of Yokozuna Tochinishiki inside JR Koiwa Station. He was the 44th yokozuna and head of the Japan Sumo Association during 1974-1988. The new and current Kokugikan was built under his watch.
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It's a very good likeness, and almost life-size. After retiring as an active wrestler, he became Kasugano oyakata.
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Very well done, and wise to put it inside the station where birds cannot sully it.
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Back view.
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Statue of Nakae Toju (1608–1648) in front of Adogawa Station. He is one of Takashima city's favorite sons. 中江藤樹
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Statue of 17th-century Confucian philosopher Nakae Toju in front of Adogawa Station. He is noted for embodying filial piety, especially to his mother. 中江藤樹
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Outdoor sculpture
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Sculpture in a small park
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Outdoor sculpture
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Nude sculpture, Gaia 大地
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Statue of Nakae Toju expressing filial piety for his mother. In front of Toju-no-Sato Adogawa.
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Ofuna Kannon temple, Kamakura, Kanagawa.
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The Ofuna Kannon statue is 25 meters high, made of reinforced concrete. It was completed in 1960. Stones from Hiroshima and Nagasaki are embedded in the statue.
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Again, it's amazing how they placed the statue here. Another prime vantage point.
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Ofuna Kannon temple's giant, white Kannon statue. For a long time, since I only saw the head sticking out of the hill, I assumed that it was a reclining buddha.
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Closeup of Ofuna Kannon temple's giant, white Kannon statue.
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Miniature Kannon statues for sale.
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Base of the Kannon statue.
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Back of the Kannon statue.
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A staircase behind the Kannon statue.
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You can enter the Kannon statue in the rear.
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Inside the Ofuna Kannon statue. There's only one room and you cannot go up the statue.
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Inside the Kannon statue is a Kannon altar.
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Inside the Kannon statue is a Kannon altar.
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Inside the Kannon statue is a Kannon altar.
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Smaller chambers inside the Kannon statue.
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One chamber has barrels of sake,
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Another chamber has small wooden Kannon statues.
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How the Kannon statue looked before renovations.
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Another chamber with origami cranes.
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Ceiling of the room inside the Kannon statue made of concrete.
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You can walk completely around the statue.
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Stairs going down from the Kannon statue.
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Statue of Lord Mizoguchi Hidekatsu (1548-1610), the first lord of Shibata Castle. 溝口秀勝
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Across from the Omotemon Gate is a small park with a statue of Hirobe Yasubei who was from Shibata and one of the 47 ronin (masterless samurai) who avenged his master Lord Asano of Ako, dramatized in Chushingura.
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Statue of Horibe Yasubei (1670-1703). He looks toward Edo (Tokyo).
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Horibe Yasubei was also a master swordsman. 堀部安兵衛
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On-chan
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About the Baekje Royal Palace in English.
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Side view of Baekje Royal Palace snow sculpture.
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Rear view of Baekje Royal Palace snow sculpture.
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Scale model of Baekje Royal Palace snow sculpture.
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Night view of Baekje Royal Palace snow sculpture.
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Night view of Baekje Royal Palace snow sculpture.
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Night view of Baekje Royal Palace snow sculpture.
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A food court faced the Baekje Royal Palace snow sculpture.
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In 9-chome was this medium-size snow sculpture of Hokkaido University's Agricultural Dept. 9丁目 北海道大学農学部棟
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Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters pro baseball team is based in Sapporo. This sculpture depicts their victory parade.
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Smaller snow sculptures dot 9-chome.
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Ultraman by Navy Misawa in Aomori.
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Castle in Noda, Chiba.
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Sento-kun, official mascot for Nara's 1200th anniversary. Not a good likeness, but acceptable.
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Mother helping son to study.
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Playing with grandpa.
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Hatsune Miku was much photographed. 初音ミク
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Strange English on sign.
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Dirt sprinked on the snowy and icy paths gives your shoes better grip. It is very easy to slip and fall while walking on Sapporo's icy roads and sidewalks.
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Ice slide at 10-chome called "Familyland."
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Ice slides for kids.
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Mini train was popular. Notice the long line in the background.
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The last giant snow sculpture at Odori Park was at 10-chome. It was the famous Chibi Maruko-chan.
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10丁目 ちびまる子ちゃん
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Chibi Maruko-chan snow sculpture.
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Chibi Maruko-chan classmates
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Chibi Maruko-chan
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Chibi Maruko-chan at night.
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The Chibi Maruko-chan snow sculpture marked the 20th anniversary of the cartoon's TV broadcast.
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Too tall to be Chibi Maruko-chan.
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Rear of Chibi Maruko-chan snow statue.
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Here and there at the Odori Park site, freebies were give away. This line was for miso paste.
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This booth gave away hot matcha green tea.
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At 11-chome, the International Square featured small snow sculptures made by international teams. As listed on this sign, fourteen national teams participated in 2010.
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Snow sculpture by Singapore
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Taniwha by New Zealand
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Hanoman Duta by Indonesia
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The Gift, by the Netherlands.
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Kraithong by Thailand
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Kraithong by Thailand showing an alligator killer.
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Freyderyk Chopin by Poland
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Honu "flying" turtles by the Hawaii team.
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Honu snow statue by Hawaii
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About the Hawaii team's snow statue.
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More international snow statues.
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Smiling Great Buddha by People's Republic of China.
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Dream of Hanbat by Korea.
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Korea's sculpture was the sexiest of all.
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Sauna, Sisu, and Sibelius by Finland.
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Grandmother's doll cabinet by Sweden
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Bowl of Life by USA (Portland, Oregon, Sapporo's sister city).
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Ghost Warrior Zhong Kui by Hong Kong was very impressive.
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