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Best to see my Shotoku Matsuri Youtube video to hear the songs and see the dance.99 viewsHeld near Yokaichi Station in summer, the Yokaichi Shotoku Matsuri is a bon dance featuring Shiga's native Goshu Ondo folk song. 八日市聖徳まつり・江州音頭総おどり
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Old Yokaichi Station. My first picture of Yokaichi, before this old station was torn down in 1997. I had to change trains at Yokaichi Station on the Omi Railway Line and had time to step out and take this picture. 旧八日市駅71 viewsIt was a small station, but the wooden building looked quite charming. There was nothing in front of the station, just a large paved area. A far cry from what it looks like today. Power/telephone lines are also underground, making the streets look clean and attractive. A dramatic change since the last time I passed through in 1991.
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Ohmi Railways Yokaichi Station. A modern ferro-concrete building was completed in June 1998 to replace the old wooden building.51 views
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Kite sculpture40 views
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Honmachi Shopping Arcade, now almost devoid of people.39 views
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Yokaichi Library37 views
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Ohmi Railways Yokaichi Station 近江鉄道八日市駅36 views
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The Yokaichi Station building was replaced by a new building in 1998. March 1, 1997 was the last day when the old station building was used before it was torn down. Omi Railways issued this commemorative ticket to mark the occasion.35 viewsThe drawing of the station and my photograph look almost exactly the same. The same advertising and billboards are on the building. Even the vending machines on the left are pictured in both.
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Sister city monument at Higashi-Omi City Hall.34 views
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Honmachi Shopping Arcade's shuttered doors.33 views
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Inside Yokaichi Library. Giant kite with the words for "Knowledge" is written.33 views
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Higashi-Omi City Hall 29 views
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View from station window. The area in front of the station is now lined with shops like Heiwado department store.28 views
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2nd floor gallery area.28 views
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A kite hangs inside the airy pyramid roof of the station building.27 views
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Higashi-Omi City Hall 27 views
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Kite decoration on mailbox outside the station.26 views
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Chokotto bus ちょこっとバス22 views
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Mural at Ohmi Railways Yokaichi Station20 views
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Shin-Yokaichi Station looks brown from the sides, but it's green on the front.20 views
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Yagura tower where the singers and musicians perform Goshu Ondo songs.15 views
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The dance begins.15 views
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Shin-Yokaichi Station is a Western-style, two-story wooden building built in 1913. The second floor is closed to the public due to old age. It originally housed the Konan Railway company’s head office (湖南鉄道).15 views
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Held near Yokaichi Station in summer, the Yokaichi Shotoku Matsuri is a bon dance featuring Shiga's native Goshu Ondo folk song. 八日市聖徳まつり・江州音頭総おどり14 views
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The Yokai goblin parade proceeded through the Honmachi arcade.14 views
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Yokaichi's connection with yokai comes from its place name "Yokaichi," a pun for "Land of Yokai." Although "Yokaichi" does not mean that.14 views
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Konan Railway originally operated the railway between Yokaichi and Omi-Hachiman before it merged with another company that later merged with Ohmi Railways.14 views
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Shin-Yokaichi Station platform.14 views
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Local mascots like Gao appear on stage13 views
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Soon this street perpendicular to Yokaichi Station will be filled with dancers.13 views
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Entrance to Honmachi arcade. 13 views
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Lots of people inside Honmachi arcade. So many people that it got quite hot. There's no real ventilation.13 views
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Honmachi Saturday Night Market is held on the same day as the Shotoku Matsuri. 本町土曜夜市13 views
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Yokai parade led by Gao.13 views
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Ohmi Railways train at Yokaichi Station.13 views
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Shin-Yokaichi Station on the Ohmi Railway13 views
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Tourists don’t normally get off at this station since most attractions are at the next stop, Yokaichi Station.12 views
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Hirata Station on the Ohmi Railways.8 views
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