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Crowd at Osaka Tenmangu Shrine, the organizer of the Tenjin Festival and starting point of the festival's Land Procession called "Riku-togyo." 大阪天満宮One of Japan's Big Three Festivals (besides Kyoto's Gion Matsuri and Tokyo's Kanda Matsuri) is also Osaka's biggest summer festival held on July 24-25. These photos were taken on July 25, 2004. The festival has a procession starting from Tenmangu Shrine in the afternoon and a water procession on the river in the evening.
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Spectators wait near Tenmangu Shrine's torii for the Land Procession (Riku-togyo) to start at 4 pm on July 25, the festival's 2nd day. The shrine is near Minami-morimachi Station on the Tanimachi subway line. 陸渡御
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The Land Procession is one of the festival's two main events. It starts with a group of taiko drummers.
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Taiko drummers at the shrine's Otorii gate. 催太鼓
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Moyo-oshi Daiko. Also see my video at YouTube. 催太鼓
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Sarutahiko on horseback 猿田彦
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About 3,000 people are in the procession which follows a 4 km route from the shrine to a boat landing near Tenjin-bashi Bridge on the Okawa River. 陸渡御
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Danjiri float 地車
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Danjiri float 地車
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Shishimai lion dance
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Lion dance
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Hanagasa dancers 花傘
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花傘
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Also see the video at YouTube.
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Hanagasa umbrella dancers 花傘
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Hanagasa umbrella dancers, Tenjin Matsuri, Osaka 花傘
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Chigo child
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牛曳童児
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Shrine priest
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御羽車
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Portable shrine 御羽車
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Mother and twins in yukata
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Portable shrine housing the spirit of Sugawara Michizane. This is the most important thing in the procession. 御鳳輦
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Crowd near Tenjin-bashi Bridge.
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By 6 pm, shrine parishioners started boarding boats near Tenjin-bashi Bridge, the starting point of the Boat Procession. These are supporter's boats.
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These boats will carry portable shrines.
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A large crane is used to carry the portable shrines onto the boats.
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Crowded walking path along Okawa River. Most people view the festival from the riverside.
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The Boat Procession started at 7 pm on Okawa River. These boats are called Dondoko. どんどこ船 大川 船渡御
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The Boat Procession (Funa-togyo) is the Tenjin Matsuri festival's main event.
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Also see the video at YouTube. どんどこ船
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The boats are numerous. About 100 of them go up and down the river.
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Most of the boats carry parishioners who eat bento on the boats while sometimes looking at photographers shooting them from a bridge overhead.
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Okawa River 大川
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The boats are large barges.
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To ride these boats, you have to be a member of a shrine parish or supporting group.
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船渡御
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The fire, fueled by LP gas, is on a corporate-sponsored boat, used for illumination. 大篝
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Tugboats pull these huge barges.
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Ningyo-bune 人形船
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Boat corner
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Also see the video at YouTube. どんどこ船
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The boat carrying the portable shrine housing the spirit of Sugawara Michizane. 御鳳輦奉安船
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This is the most important boat in the procession. It holds a ceremony called the Senjo-sai (船上祭) in the middle of the river to celebrate Sugawara Michizane's birthday. 御鳳輦奉安船
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玉御神輿奉安
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Portable shrine 船渡御 玉御神輿奉安
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Horrendous crowd gathers to watch the fireworks, the festival's climax. The festival ends at 10 pm when the procession returns to the shrine.
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Held every autumn, the Chrysanthemum Festival (Kiku Matsuri) at Kameido Tenjin Shrine displays many exotic and pretty varieties of this flower in November.
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7-year-old girl in kimono on the bridge. Many kids in kimono visit shrines in Nov. when they reach age 3 (girls), 5 (boys), or 7 (girls).
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The kiku can be shaped and trimmed in fantastic ways. Very nice when you go and see them during shichi-go-san in Nov. when 7-year-old and 3-year-old girls and 5-year-old boys come to shrine in kimono.
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Kameido Tenjin Shrine
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Girls in kimono pose in front of the flowers
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Girls in kimono pose in front of the flowers
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Flowery backdrop for picture-taking.
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亀戸天神菊まつり
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Bonsai-like chrysanthemum
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In 2014, they had a Tokyo Skytree in chrysanthemums at Kameido Tenjin Shrine.
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Tokyo Skytree in chrysanthemums at Kameido Tenjin Shrine.
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Tokyo Skytree in chrysanthemums at Kameido Tenjin Shrine.
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Tokyo Skytree in chrysanthemums at Kameido Tenjin Shrine.
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Tiny yellow chrysanthemum
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Red bursts of chrysanthemum
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Looks like they are on fire
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Christmas trees?
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Half domes
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Star bursts
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Tiny chrysanthemum
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Tiny red chrysanthemum
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Tiny white chrysanthemum
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Anime characters for the kids
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Anpan Man
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Flowery peacock
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Chrysanthemum peacock
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Award-winning kiku
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Award-winning chrysanthemum
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Unusual
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Petals need support
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Droopy petals
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Poster
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Kameido Tenjin Shrine is a short walk from JR Kameido Station. Small banners reading "Kameido Plum Blossom Festival" show the way to the shrine.
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Made famous by woodblock prints from the Edo Period, Kameido Tenmangu Shrine (also called Kameido Tenjin Shrine) in Kameido, Koto Ward, Tokyo is dedicated to Sugawara Michizane, a scholar of the Heian Period (794-1185), a god of learning.
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Many students hoping to pass school entrance exams come to pray here. In Feb. and March, numerous plum blossoms bloom in white, red, and pink.
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Kameido Tenjin Shrine and Tokyo Sky Tree.
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Wisteria bed is bare.
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Kameido Tenjin Shrine's ume plum blossoms made famous by Hiroshige's woodblock print from his series called "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo."
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Numerous plum trees on the way to Kameido Tenjin Shrine worship hall.
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Plum blossoms and Tokyo Sky Tree.
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The shrine's background is changed forever with Tokyo Sky Tree.
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Turtles
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Taiko bridge
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White and red plum blossoms and the torii gate at Kameido Tenjn Shrine.
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Benten Shrine
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Kameido Tenjin Shrine main worship hall. Notice the red and white plum blossoms on both sides.
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Votive tablets, made of wood and hung near the worship hall. People who buy it write their wish on it.
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Kameido Tenjin Shrine flanked with red and white plum blossoms in March.
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Offertory box
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Inside the main worship hall.
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Sacred cow statue.
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Tokyo Sky Tree and plum blossoms at Kameido Tenjin Shrine.
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Photogenic shot of plum blossoms and a taiko bridge at Kameido Tenjin Shrine in Tokyo.
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Photogenic shot of plum blossoms and a taiko bridge at Kameido Tenjin Shrine in Tokyo.
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Photogenic shot of plum blossoms and a taiko bridge at Kameido Tenjin Shrine in Tokyo.
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Heron stalking fish in the pond at Kameido Tenjin Shrine.
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Heron stalking fish in the pond at Kameido Tenjin Shrine.
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The right side of the worship hall is also lined with plum blossoms at Kameido Tenjin Shrine.
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Kameido Tenjin Shrine and Tokyo Sky Tree.
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Kameido Tenjin Shrine and Tokyo Sky Tree.
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Performers on the Kaguraden stage.
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More plum blossoms on the right side of the shrine.
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Tokyo Sky Tree and plum blossoms at Kameido Tenjin Shrine.
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Weeping plum blossoms.
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Torii and plum blossoms.
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Tokyo Sky Tree and plum blossoms at Kameido Tenjin Shrine.
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Tokyo Sky Tree and plum blossoms at Kameido Tenjin Shrine.
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Tokyo Sky Tree and plum blossoms at Kameido Tenjin Shrine.
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Tokyo Sky Tree and plum blossoms at Kameido Tenjin Shrine.
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Kameido Tenjin (Tenmangu) Shrine Wisteria Festival is held in late April to early May. Entrance to Kameido Tenjin Shrine.
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Kameido Tenjin Shrine is a short walk from JR Kameido Station (Sobu Line).
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Tokyo Skytree now overlooks Kameido Tenjin Shrine.
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Tokyo Skytree and the first taiko bridge.
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Tokyo Skytree
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White wisteria and Tokyo Skytree at Kameido Tenjin Shrine
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View from the first taiko bridge in 2014.
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Another view from the top of the bridge in 1997. Sadly, it doesn't bloom like this anymore.1 comments
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Tokyo Skytree and azalea and wisteria at Kameido Tenjin Shrine.
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Tokyo Skytree and azalea and wisteria at Kameido Tenjin Shrine.
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Tokyo Skytree and azalea and wisteria at Kameido Tenjin Shrine.
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Looking back toward the the torii.
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Wisteria is low enough to smell.
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Wisteria trellis at Kameido Tenjin Shrine.
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Tokyo Skytree and wisteria at Kameido Tenjin Shrine.
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White heron under the wisteria.
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White heron (shirasagi) hanging out on the pond.
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It soon snagged a baby carp from the pond. Poor innocent fish. It must be traumatic to be caught in a bird's beak and be swallowed whole.
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Second taiko-bashi bridge in 1997. You can see the second arch bridge which is right before the shrine hall. Compare this picture with the next one.
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Photo taken in May 2014.
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This is what it looks like today.
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The second taiko bridge and wisteria.
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White wisteria
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