JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Last additions - Other Sights in Matsudo
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My short video of Ozeki Kotoshogiku's victory parade in Matsudo.Mar 26, 2016
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Outside Matsudo StationMar 26, 2016
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Kawazu-zakura cherry blossoms.Mar 26, 2016
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Small river in Matsudo lined with early-blooming Kawazu-zakura cherry blossoms.Mar 26, 2016
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Kawazu-zakura cherry blossoms.Mar 26, 2016
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Manhole in Matsudo, Chiba showing boat crossing.Mar 26, 2016
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Manhole in Matsudo, Chiba showing koala bears.Mar 26, 2016
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Private residence with a torii in the backyard.Mar 26, 2016
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Condo in Matsudo with a Hawaiian name and marijuana leaf logo. Not a good idea...Mar 26, 2016
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Public bathMar 26, 2016
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About the Matsudo-juku's Honjin.Mar 26, 2016
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Marker for Matsudo-juku's Honjin lodge.Mar 26, 2016
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Site of Matsudo-juku's Honjin lodge for VIPs. Now occupied by a condo/apartment building near the Edogawa River.Mar 26, 2016
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Drawing of Matsudo-juku.Mar 26, 2016
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Local tourist information office in a traditional building on the Mito Kaido.Mar 26, 2016
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Mito Kaido has almost no remnants of the shukuba post town.Mar 26, 2016
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Matsudo-juku was also a shukuba post town on the Mito Kaido Road connecting Edo with Mito.Mar 26, 2016
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Ema tabletsMar 26, 2016
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Matsudo Shrine worships legendary warrior and prince Yamato Takeru.Mar 26, 2016
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Matsudo ShrineMar 26, 2016
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After the parade, they take down the banners.Mar 26, 2016
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A video still in front of Matsudo Station.Mar 26, 2016
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Sitting on the right is the Sadogatake Stablemaster, former Kotonowaka who married the daughter of his late master former Yokozuna Kotozakura.Victory parade in Matsudo, Chiba.Mar 26, 2016
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Look at that crowd!Mar 26, 2016
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Too many people in front to get a good shot of the car with Kotoshogiku.Mar 26, 2016
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The huge turnout is evidence of how much people yearned for a win by a Japanese wrestler. They all wanted him to be promoted to yokozuna. Mar 26, 2016
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Kotoshogiku showed his trademark back bend dubbed "Koto Bauer." Matsudo, ChibaMar 26, 2016
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The sidewalks were so packed you could not move anywhere. Poor crowd control. But they expected only 20,000, when 55,000 showed up.Mar 26, 2016
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First they had presentation on stage where Kotoshogiku and his stablemaster appeared and said a few words.Mar 26, 2016
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In front of Matsudo Station.Mar 26, 2016
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People waited like this for an hour or so for the parade.Mar 26, 2016
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Streets along the parade route were packed four or five-row deep.Mar 26, 2016
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The place was crowded.Mar 26, 2016
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Ozeki Kotoshogiku won the Jan. 2016 sumo tournament at the Kokugikan, the first Japanese sumo wrestler to do so in 10 years.His Sadogatake Sumo Stable is in Matsudo, Chiba. On Feb. 21, 2016, they held a victory parade for Kotoshogiku in central Matsudo near Matsudo Station.Mar 26, 2016
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They passed out free paper flags for Kotoshogiku's victory parade.Mar 26, 2016
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Edogawa River bank.May 25, 2010
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About Matsudo Shrine in Japanese. Worships Yamato Takeru.May 25, 2010
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Dragon water fountainMay 25, 2010
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Matsudo ShrineMay 25, 2010
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Matsudo Shrine omikuji paper fortunes.May 25, 2010
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Matsudo Shrine is popular for New Year's prayers.May 25, 2010
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Matsudo Shrine's bulletin board in 2010.May 25, 2010
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Matsudo Shrine is near Matsudo Station.May 25, 2010
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One claim to fame in Matsudo is the number of sumo stables in this city. Six of them, all listed on this panel in Matsudo Station.May 25, 2010
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JR Matsudo StationMay 25, 2010
   
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