JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

*Be sure to wear a mask when traveling.


Last additions - Hagoita Battledore Fair 羽子板市
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Hagoita HoneyFeb 04, 2008
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Hagoita HoneyFeb 04, 2008
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Hagoita HoneyFeb 04, 2008
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Prices ranhe from 1000 yen to hundreds of thousands of yen.Feb 04, 2008
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Battledore stallsFeb 04, 2008
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Hagoita Honey poses in AsakusaFeb 04, 2008
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At nightFeb 04, 2008
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Kabuki actorFeb 04, 2008
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Fuji Musume (Wisteria Maiden)Feb 04, 2008
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Renjishi lion dancersFeb 04, 2008
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MaikoFeb 04, 2008
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Sports figuresFeb 04, 2008
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Hello KittyFeb 04, 2008
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Looking for the right one.Feb 04, 2008
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IchiroFeb 04, 2008
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Also see my YouTube video here.Feb 04, 2008
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Baseball rivalsFeb 04, 2008
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Prime Minister Kakuei TanakaFeb 04, 2008
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More battledore stalls are on the side of Sensoji temple.Feb 04, 2008
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MouseFeb 04, 2008
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Battledore stalls and 5-story pagodaFeb 04, 2008
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Konishiki (made when he retired)Feb 04, 2008
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Hagoita battledores made in the past with past celebrities.Feb 04, 2008
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Hozomon Gate paper lantern and hagoita stallsFeb 04, 2008
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Cartoon characters such as Anpan ManFeb 04, 2008
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The Battledore Fair is held at night as well.Feb 04, 2008
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Treasure BoatFeb 04, 2008
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SpidermanFeb 04, 2008
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Prices and sizes of battledores vary widely. They can be small and as cheap as 1,000 yen. This one is about 18,000 yen.Feb 04, 2008
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Kabuki actorFeb 04, 2008
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BattledoreFeb 04, 2008
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MaikoFeb 04, 2008
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Battledores were originally used to play a game called hanetsuki, similar to badminton with a shuttlecock. The battledores are now mainly used to dispel bad luck and for decoration.Feb 04, 2008
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Asakusa Hagoita-ichi Battledore Fair, Dec. 17-19Feb 04, 2008
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Asakusa Hagoita-ichi Battledore Fair, Dec. 17-19Feb 04, 2008
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Battledore stallsFeb 04, 2008
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Battledore stallsFeb 04, 2008
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In front of Sensoji temple's Hozomon Gate are battledore stalls on both sides.Feb 04, 2008
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Asakusa Hagoita-ichi Battledore Fair, Dec. 17-19Feb 04, 2008
 
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