Tokyo Marathon 2014

Tokyo Marathon was held on Feb. 23, 2014. Here’s a collection of the most outstanding and incredulous costumes. I was near Suitengu Station which was about 10 km from the finish line.

Monkey head

Monkey head

This guy was running with his bride with heart-shaped balloons.

This guy was running with his bride with heart-shaped balloons.

20140223-0941

Japan mailbox. Painted on his face is the symbol of the Japan post office: 〒

20140223-0947

Jesus Christ, barefoot!

20140223-0977

Well coordinated.

From another planet.

From another planet.

20140223-0983

Carrying a surfboard while wearing rubber slippers.

20140223-1110

The biggest costume I saw. Couldn’t get a clear shot though.

20140223-1124funa

Very popular mascot named Funasshi, from Funabashi, Chiba.

20140223-1155

Ouch!

20140223-1162

Santa Claus with a big bag of presents.

20140223-1243

Geta clogs matching his monk costume.

20140223-1081

Kabuki

20140223-1058

Cross dressers galore

20140223-1113

Tuba player

20140223-1322

Monja

20140223-1282

Yep, these costumes can get hot.

20140223-1308

Golden frog. The note from his mouth says, “Feed me” (as in money).

20140223-1332

Man named Joseph. He’s got a small camera on his head as well as a smartphone rigged in front of him.

20140223-1345

At the end, a few buses carried runners who had to give up. The buses were quite empty though. The 36,000 runners had 7 hours to complete the marathon. Some 96% finished it.

Leave a Reply