Last additions - Kichijoji Autumn Festival 吉祥寺秋まつり
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Catching goldfish. Also see my YouTube video here.Sep 18, 2008
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Musashino Hachimangu Shrine in Kichijoji. 武蔵野八幡宮Sep 18, 2008
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Mikoshi coming out of Sun Road in KichijojiSep 18, 2008
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Musashino Hachimangu Shrine in Kichijoji.Sep 18, 2008
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Musashino Hachimangu Shrine in Kichijoji. 武蔵野八幡宮Sep 18, 2008
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Stage performanceSep 18, 2008
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Musashino Hachimangu Shrine in Kichijoji. 武蔵野八幡宮Sep 18, 2008
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Mikoshi in Kichijoji Sun Road shopping arcade, Kichijoji Autumn FestivalSep 18, 2008
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Traffic is temporarily held up.Sep 18, 2008
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They are now on Itsukaichi Kaido road, heading toward Musashino Hachimangu Shrine.Sep 18, 2008
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Mikoshi in Sun Road in KichijojiSep 18, 2008
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The finale was a parade through the Sun Road arcade at 4:30 pm, led by this truck with musicians and dacners.Sep 18, 2008
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What goes in, must come out. This is the other end of Sun Road shopping arcade on Itsukaichi Kaido road.Sep 18, 2008
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Other mikoshi heading back home. This one passed by Yodobashi Kichijoji.Sep 18, 2008
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Mikoshi in Kichijoji Sun Road shopping arcade, Kichijoji Autumn FestivalSep 18, 2008
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At the end, a ceremony.Sep 18, 2008
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Mikoshi in Kichijoji Sun Road shopping arcadeSep 18, 2008
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One mikoshi was in the parade through the arcade.Sep 18, 2008
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Dancer on truckSep 18, 2008
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In front of Sun Road shopping arcade.Sep 18, 2008
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Kichijoji Autumn FestivalSep 18, 2008
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This mikoshi almost fell on its side. Apparently someone was trying to ride the mikoshi.Sep 18, 2008
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In front of Sun Road shopping arcade.Sep 18, 2008
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The mikoshi then dispersed and paraded back to their home base.Sep 18, 2008
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祥南Sep 18, 2008
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Also see my YouTube video here.Sep 18, 2008
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Here he is, riding the mikoshi. A very bumbp and hazardous ride. Banned at the Asakusa Sanja Matsuri.Sep 18, 2008
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This group's women formed a gauntlet for the mikoshi to pass through. Very nice. 大正祭礼Sep 18, 2008
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The street is cover with mikoshi and people.Sep 18, 2008
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五日市通り親交会Sep 18, 2008
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井の頭通りSep 18, 2008
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南町祭礼Sep 18, 2008
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稲荷町Sep 18, 2008
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Then one after another, all the mikoshi came up to the stage.Sep 18, 2008
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They pass through the lanter bearers and go in front of the stage. I guess to pose for the photographers. ダイヤ街Sep 18, 2008
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Taiko drummersSep 18, 2008
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On one end was this stage and lantern bearers representing all the mikoshi groups.Sep 18, 2008
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Street in front of Kichijoji Station.Sep 18, 2008
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All the mikoshi have gathered on this street in front of Kichijoji Station.Sep 18, 2008
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Street in front of Kichijoji Station.Sep 18, 2008
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Before 3 pm, all the mikoshi come one after another.Sep 18, 2008
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This is called Rengo Togyo or joint portable shrine procession. 神輿連合渡御Sep 18, 2008
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On the second day, Sept. 14, 2008 (Sun.), all the mikoshi gathered on the street in front of Kichijoji Station's north side at 3 pm.Sep 18, 2008
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On the first day, Sept. 13, 2008 (Sat.), there is a parade starting from Musashino Hachimangu Shrine at 11 am. It goes down toward the train station. Then later, all the portable shrines around around their own areas.Sep 18, 2008
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The Kichijoji Autumn Festival is held annually in Sept. Around ten mikoshi portable shrines are paraded around the streets, mainly on the north side of Kichijoji Station.Sep 18, 2008
 
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