Most viewed - CHIBA 千葉県
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The biggest taiko drum festival in the Kanto region is held annually in April. Various taiko drum troupes perform for two full days on various outdoor stages in Narita, including the main stage in front of the Narita-san temple.1358 views
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White weeping cherry blossoms1333 views
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All the baby-carrying men must be careful not to slip and fall in the mud. Warabi Hadaka Matsuri in Yotsukaido, Chiba.952 views
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I can't see... That's what he said: "Mienai" The kids nearby were screaming with laughter.817 views
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Statue of an ama woman diver sitting on a rock on the Onjuku Station train platform. These women dived deep in the ocean (without scuba gear) from small boats to harvest shellfish and other seafood.817 views
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Mud Brings Happiness, at Warabi Hadaka Matsuri in Yotsukaido, Chiba.816 views
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Actress Riho Makise throwing setsubun beans at Narita-san809 views
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New Status Symbol at Warabi Hadaka Matsuri in Yotsukaido, Chiba.789 views
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Musashimaru and Dejima773 views
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The End(s)737 views
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Mud Spotting, Warabi Hadaka Matsuri in Yotsukaido, Chiba. The men hold babies and use mud to paint a mud spot on the baby's face. It is to wish for happiness for the baby.722 views
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A large banner adorns JR Matsudo Station (Joban Line) to celebrate Matsudo native and astronaut Yamazaki Naoko's return to Earth from her Space Shuttle mission in April 2010.712 views
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Naoko Yamazaki gets help in the donning of her shuttle launch and entry suit in preparation for a water survival training session...704 views17 Sept. 2009 --- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Naoko Yamazaki, STS-131 mission specialist, gets help in the donning of her shuttle launch and entry suit in preparation for a water survival training session in the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near NASA's Johnson Space Center. United Space Alliance suit technicians assisted Yamazaki.
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A Touch of Mud. One custom is to receive a touch of mud on your face.695 views
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Being next to the Pacific Ocean, Chiba has quite a few festivals held on the beach. The Kazusa Junisha Matsuri is one of the larger ones. Sept. 13, 2009 (Sun.) was the main festival day when they went in the water at the beach. 694 views
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Keep in mind that this is in the middle of winter.677 views
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Mud Fight668 views
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Musashimaru throws setsubun beans at Narita-san661 views
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Musashimaru gets his setsubun beans at Narita-san.634 views
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Baby Blessings at Warabi Hadaka Matsuri in Yotsukaido, Chiba. Infants are blessed in front of the shrine.612 views
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After warming up at the fire, they run back to the mud.585 views
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Mud Fight. After clashing and crashing to the mud, they throw mud at each other.570 views
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Sacred Water (and Mud). On the the left, the water feeding the paddy is enclosed by a sacred rope. This makes the water (and mud) sacred.567 views
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Warm Up566 views
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They are in the mud for only a few minutes. Then they go back up to the shrine nearby and warm up near a fire. They go back and forth between the shrine and mud paddy about 4 or 5 times.557 views
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Babies to Mud at Warabi Hadaka Matsuri in Yotsukaido, Chiba. The men carry babies to the mud paddy and use a straw strand to paint a dot on the baby. Sometimes they use a finger to do it.542 views
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Bag of beans. I caught this from Dejima. They throw little bags of beans instead of individual beans. Bean bags are much easier to catch and to clean up afterward.541 views
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Mud for All Ages507 views
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The festival is also nicknamed "Doronko Matsuri" which means Mud Festival.500 views
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Mud on Your Face: Fashionable, at Warabi Hadaka Matsuri in Yotsukaido, Chiba.499 views
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Narita-san Setsubun bean throwers. Sumo wrestlers, Nishida Hikaru, Makise Riho, etc.494 views
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Hikaru Nishida at center in red for Naritasan Setsubun in Feb. 2001.493 views
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A Man and a Baby at Warabi Hadaka Matsuri in Yotsukaido, Chiba.471 views
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Mimusubi Shrine, Yotsukaido, Chiba. The small shrine that conducts the festival. (皇産霊神社)463 views
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View of Chiba Park from monorail. 綿打池452 views
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Men Take Strands of Straw431 views
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Mud Slinging429 views
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Preparing unagi eel, Narita, Chiba. Also see the video at YouTube.419 viewsSlicing it in half lengthwise.
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Narita Gion Matsuri414 views
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Mud Fight Round 2408 views
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Some babies wear beautiful kimono for the occasion.399 views
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Cherry blossoms and Chiba Castle384 views
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Mud Paddy. Main site of the Warabi Hadaka Matsuri held every Feb. 25.375 views
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Naoko Yamazaki, STS-131 mission specialist, addresses a large crowd of well-wishers at the STS-131 crew return ceremony on April 21, 2010 at Ellington Field...375 views21 April 2010 --- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Naoko Yamazaki, STS-131 mission specialist, addresses a large crowd of well-wishers at the STS-131 crew return ceremony on April 21, 2010 at Ellington Field near NASA's Johnson Space Center.
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Tired from walking, Narita Gion Matsuri362 views
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Chiba Castle as seen from Kencho-mae monorail station.358 views
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Narita-san temple's main hall.353 views
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Chiba Castle352 views
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Cherry blossoms and Chiba Castle350 views
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Group photo of bean throwers. Sumo wrestlers at the top.346 views
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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335 viewsLord Chiba-no-suke Tsuneshige was the founder of Chiba Castle in 1126.
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Monorail to Chiba Koen Station 千葉公園駅330 views
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Chiba Park approach326 views
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Cleanup.325 views
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Exhibits inside the castle, a folk and history museum for the Chiba clan and Chiba city.316 views
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"Shidare" actually means "drooping."315 views
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Poster for Setsubun in Feb. 2001. The following photos are from Feb. 3, 2001.314 views
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Onjuku Beach is a wide, expansive beach. 御宿海岸306 views
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14 Sept. 2009 --- Naoko Yamazaki, attired in a training version of her shuttle launch and entry suit, participates in a training session...301 views14 Sept. 2009 --- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Naoko Yamazaki, STS-131 mission specialist, attired in a training version of her shuttle launch and entry suit, participates in a training session near one of the full-scale trainers in the Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility at NASA's Johnson Space Center.
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Held in July, Narita Gion Matsuri Festival has ornate floats pulled on the streets of Narita and to Narita-san temple. Pulling a float on the street296 views
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Narita-san Park's Ukimido Floating Hall295 views
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21 April 2010 --- Dr. Kuniaki Shiraki, executive director, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), addresses a large crowd of well-wishers at the STS-131 crew return ceremony on April 21, 2010 at Ellington Field near NASA's Johnson Space Center.292 views21 April 2010 --- Dr. Kuniaki Shiraki, executive director, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), addresses a large crowd of well-wishers at the STS-131 crew return ceremony on April 21, 2010 at Ellington Field near NASA's Johnson Space Center. Also pictured (seated from the left) are JSC director Michael L. Coats (mostly obscured), NASA astronauts Alan Poindexter, commander; James P. Dutton Jr., pilot; Rick Mastracchio, Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger, Stephanie Wilson, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Naoko Yamazaki and NASA astronaut Clayton Anderson, all mission specialists.
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White weeping cherry blossoms282 views
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Skewering the eel. Also see the video at YouTube.280 views
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One great thing about this hadaka matsuri is that there are women as well. Most hadaka matsuri have only men.279 views
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Names of celebrity bean throwers in 2001. They include actresses Hikaru Nishida and sumo wrestlers Yokozuna Akebono, Musashimaru, Dejima, and Asashoryu.278 views
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Narita-san during Narita Gion Festival276 views
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Striping off the boney spine.275 views
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Women too, while they are careful to prevent any nip slips.272 views
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Some photos taken by Iwase. There are still ama divers in Onjuku, but they now wear wetsuits. No topless women.271 views
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Yotsukaido Station is on the JR Sobu Line on the way to Narita Airport. Map: http://www.kanko.chuo.chiba.jp/c_event/5705/263 views
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Pulling the float, Narita Gion Matsuri262 views
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Also see the video at YouTube.262 views
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Museum of Aeronautical Sciences259 viewsThe museum is right at the end of the runway of Narita International Airport.
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Ohara Hadaka Matsuri258 views
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Narita Gion Matsuri255 views
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Narita-san Dai-hondo main worship hall. These people are waiting to see the taiko drum performance. 大本堂255 views
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Gathering at Narita-san temple253 views
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When it's windy, the sand flies.249 views
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A prince and princess on camels. This monument was built in 1969. 月の沙漠245 views
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NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) director Michael L. Coats (center background) and the STS-131 crew members are pictured at the STS-131 crew return ceremony on April 21, 2010 at Ellington Field near JSC.242 views21 April 2010 --- NASA's Johnson Space Center (JSC) director Michael L. Coats (center background) and the STS-131 crew members are pictured at the STS-131 crew return ceremony on April 21, 2010 at Ellington Field near JSC. Pictured from the left are NASA astronauts Alan Poindexter, commander; James P. Dutton Jr., pilot; Rick Mastracchio, Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger, Stephanie Wilson, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Naoko Yamazaki and NASA astronaut Clayton Anderson, all mission specialists.
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Platform for bean throwers.242 views
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Drum troupe from S. Korea241 views
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Priests at Narita-san.233 views
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Shopping area near Chiba Station230 views
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At 2 pm, the 18 portable shrines gather at the Ohara Fishing Port. 大原漁港に参集230 views
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Corners229 views
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Narita Gion Matsuri228 views
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Narita Gion Matsuri226 views
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Chiba Park226 views
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JR Chiba Station and Yokosuka Line225 views
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Offering prayers at Narita Gion Matsuri219 views
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Another room in the museum describes how the Spanish galleon "San Francisco" was shipwrecked on Onjuku Beach in 1609. Over 300 of the crew were rescued by local residents.217 views
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Narita-san Park's Ukimido Floating Hall212 views
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Outside JR Chiba Station210 views
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Also see the video at YouTube.208 views
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Path to Chiba Castle (visible on left)206 views
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Entrance to Inohana Park204 views
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Poster for a local festival.203 views
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Model of the shipwrecked Spanish galleon. The ama women divers even used their bodies to warm the bodies of the weak Spanish crewmen. This has led to friendly relations between Onjuku and Spain.199 views
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Deck192 views
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JR Chiba Station192 views
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Chiba Station as seen from the monorail192 views
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One thing unusual about this festival is that they carry the mikoshi with their hands and arms only, and not on their shoulders.192 views
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Many more portable shrines follow.192 views
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Also at night.192 views
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Last group191 views
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Festival poster for Sept. 23-24, 2004.191 views
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Naoko Yamazaki, attired in a training version of her shuttle launch and entry suit, participates in a training session in one of the full-scale trainers in the Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility at Johnson Space Center.190 views14 Sept. 2009 --- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Naoko Yamazaki, STS-131 mission specialist, attired in a training version of her shuttle launch and entry suit, participates in a training session in one of the full-scale trainers in the Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility at NASA's Johnson Space Center.
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Chiba Castle tower189 views
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Platform for bean throwers.189 views
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Tower of Peace, Narita-san Heiwa no Daito 平和の大塔188 views
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Picture of Iwase Yoshiyuki (1904-2001) who photographed many topless ama women divers in Onjuku during the 1930s to 1960s. He even organized photo shoots featuring the divers.188 views
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Narita-san Park's Ukimido Floating Hall184 views
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Beach volleyball courts. Should come back in summer.184 views
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Front view183 views
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Chiba Station and monorail183 views
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Onjuku Beach177 views
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Chiba Station as seen from the monorail174 views
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Narita-san priests173 views
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Statue of Chiba-no-suke Tsuneshige and Chiba Castle tower 千葉介常重173 viewsLord Chiba-no-suke Tsuneshige was the founder of Chiba Castle in 1126.
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JR Chiba Station platform172 views
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View from monorail172 views
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Vending machines172 views
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JR Chiba Station171 views
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Chiba Park weeping cherries170 views
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Chiba Castle and paper lanterns168 views
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Monument for "Desert of the Moon," a famous children's song created on Onjuku Beach in 1923 by Kato Masao (加藤まさを). (Tsuki no Sabaku) 月の沙漠167 views
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The small coastal town of Katsuura holds one of Japan's most impressive hina matsuri doll festival during late Feb. to early March. 167 viewsA whopping 25,000 hina ningyo dolls are displayed all over town. Photo: JR Katsuura Station on the Sotobo Line. Katsuura is about 2 hours from Tokyo on non-express trains. Board the Sotobo Line at Chiba Station.
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Chiba Castle Sakura Matsuri lantern166 views
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JR Onjuku Station on the Sotobo Line. From Tokyo Station, catch the Yokosuka or Sobu Line to Chiba Station, then switch to the Sotobo Line. Takes about 2 hours by local train. Faster by express train. There are no coin-operated lockers.165 views
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17 Sept. 2009 --- Naoko Yamazaki dons a training version of her shuttle launch and entry suit in preparation for a water survival training session...163 views17 Sept. 2009 --- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Naoko Yamazaki, STS-131 mission specialist, dons a training version of her shuttle launch and entry suit in preparation for a water survival training session in the waters of the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near NASA's Johnson Space Center.
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2009 May 15 -- Checking the fit of her pressurized suit at Johnson Space Center.162 views
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Chiba Park160 views
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Negatives of photos taken by Iwase who was a sake brewer in Onjuku. He was an avid amateur shutterbug who tended to ignore his sake-brewing duties and went after the ama divers instead. (Can't blame him.)160 views
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Katsuura Big Hina Matsuri festival poster for 2010. Official Web site here160 views
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Bekkoame candy stand159 views
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From the beach, the portable shrines are paraded in town.159 views
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They run around while carrying a portable shrine.158 views
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Kazusa Junisha Matsuri Festival, Ichinomiya, Chiba on Sept. 13, 2009.158 views
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Prayers at Narita-san156 views
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Chiba Koen Station 千葉公園駅156 views
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Inside Onjuku Station.156 views
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Chiba Station as seen from the monorail155 views
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Chiba Prefectural Capital155 views
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View from monorail154 views
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Iwase took many precious photos of these young and old hardworking women. He put them in a book called Groups of Women Ama Divers. They were topless because it felt more comfortable.154 views
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They keep going round and round. Quite rowdy.153 views
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Katsuura fish market152 views
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Outside JR Chiba Station151 views
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Chiba Koen Station monorail147 views
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The road in front of Onjuku Station goes toward the beach. Follow the palm trees. A short walk to the beach.147 views
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A few hotels overlook the beach.147 views
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9 Dec. 2009 --- Naoko Yamazaki dons a training version of her shuttle launch and entry suit in preparation for a training session in the Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility...147 views9 Dec. 2009 --- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Naoko Yamazaki, STS-131 mission specialist, dons a training version of her shuttle launch and entry suit in preparation for a training session in the Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility at NASA's Johnson Space Center. United Space Alliance suit technician Toni Cost-Davis assisted Yamazaki.
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Windsurfing at Onjuku146 views
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Entrance to Chiba Monorail Station145 views
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Chiba Monorail Station144 views
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Looks like a sand dune, but it's solid concrete looking like sand.144 views
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A man who got bumped and fell is quickly brought to his feet by other people.142 views
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Main stage at Narita-san temple.141 views
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Side entrance to Narita-san temple.141 views
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Tossing a portable shrine, a common sight during the festival.141 views
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Chiba Koen Station monorail platform 千葉公園駅140 views
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Taiko troupe from Okinawa139 viewsThis group stole the show with a dragon dance, lion dogs, and eisa taiko drummers.
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JR Chiba Station138 views
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Pink weeping cherry blossoms136 views
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Next to Onjuku Station is this tourist information office.135 views
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Old YS-11 prop plane.132 views
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Inside monorail132 views
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Entrance to Onjuku Beach. Onjuku has various Spanish touches.132 views
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United Space Alliance crew trainer Robert (Rob) Tomaro briefs Naoko Yamazaki in preparation for a water survival training session...132 views17 Sept. 2009 --- United Space Alliance crew trainer Robert (Rob) Tomaro briefs Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Naoko Yamazaki, STS-131 mission specialist, in preparation for a water survival training session in the waters of the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) near NASA's Johnson Space Center. Yamazaki is wearing a training version of her shuttle launch and entry suit.
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Nice mikoshi.130 views
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Komyodo Hall, Important Cultural Property at Narita-san. Built in 1701 and dedicated to the Dainichi Nyorai Buddha, the principal image of Shingon Buddhism. 光明堂129 views
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Path to park exit129 views
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Festival girls posing for me. They love the attention.129 views
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The beach sand is very fine.127 views
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The men covered their bellies, while the women covered their bellies and chests.127 views
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View from Kangun-zuka.127 views
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Priests enter the temple at Narita-san.123 views
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This is where they offload fish.123 views
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Boats for rent122 views
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