JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Last comments - Kanamara Matsuri かなまら祭
Prayers for a child written on these votive tablets (ema)1 comments07/11/11 at 12:23Guest_Patrick Drazen: The child on the plaques is from one of Japan'...
Elizabeth portable shrine was donated by a drag queen club called Elizabeth Kaikan in Kameido, Tokyo.There are three portable shrines (called mikoshi). The Kanamara mikoshi (the original portable shrine), Kanamara-bune mikoshi (shaped like a boat), and Elizabeth mikoshi (pink giant). All three are carried during a procession around town. The Elizabeth mikoshi is carried by she-males. ("New half" in Japanese. Go ahead and laugh if you want.)1 comments07/11/11 at 11:54Guest_Patrick Drazen: That painting in front--that's a cartoon of t...
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