JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Last additions - Bunkyo-ku 文京区
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Hijiri-bashi Bridge goes to Ochanomizu Station and Holy Resurrection Cathedral (Nicholai-do). See album here.Jun 12, 2017
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Statues of the Four Sages, Yan Hui, Zengzi, Kong Ji, and MenciusJun 12, 2017
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Inside Yushima Seido main hallJun 12, 2017
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Yushima Seido main hallJun 12, 2017
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About Yushima Seido.Jun 12, 2017
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Near Ochanomizu Station is Yushima Seido, a Confucian temple.Jun 12, 2017
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Weeping cherry tree in fall.Apr 03, 2016
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Japanese pine tree in fantastic shapes.Apr 03, 2016
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Pine trees and autumn leaves lit up at Rikugien Garden.Apr 03, 2016
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Chrysanthemum displayApr 03, 2016
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Tall bamboo illuminated. Very subtle colors against the black sky.Apr 03, 2016
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EntranceApr 03, 2016
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Rikugien is also open at night during the autumn foliage season in Nov. Expect a long line.Apr 03, 2016
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A long line to get in Rikugien at night in spring. It proceeds quickly though.Apr 03, 2016
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Rikugien Garden's second weeping cherry tree at night.Apr 03, 2016
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Part of the illumination was pink.Apr 03, 2016
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Like a cherry tree monster.Apr 03, 2016
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This tall weeping cherry tree looks totally different from different angles.Apr 03, 2016
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Rikugien also has a second weeping cherry tree. Very tall and in full bloom at the same time as the more famous tree.Apr 03, 2016
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They also light up the pine trees in spring, similar to autumn.Apr 03, 2016
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Picture-taking frenzy around Rikugien's weeping cherry tree.Apr 03, 2016
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When the weeping cherry tree is in bloom, Rikugien Garden also illuminates the tree at night in late March to early April.Apr 03, 2016
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Hongo-sanchome StationMar 18, 2016
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Also see photos of the Komaba Campus.Mar 18, 2016
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About Sanshiro Pond.Mar 18, 2016
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Some koi fish in Sanshiro Pond.Mar 18, 2016
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Sanshiro Pond and surrounding garden was part of the Maeda Clan's estate. 三四郎池Mar 18, 2016
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A few cherry trees on campus.Mar 18, 2016
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Yasuda Hall is another symbol of University of Tokyo. 安田講堂Mar 18, 2016
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Buildings are distinguished looking.Mar 18, 2016
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Akamon Gate is the symbol of University of Tokyo's Hongo Campus. A remnant of the Maeda Clan's estate here. 赤門Mar 18, 2016
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Back of Akamon Gate.Mar 18, 2016
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Smiling professor.Mar 18, 2016
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University of Tokyo’s agriculture department erected the bronze statue with donations from individuals and companies since 2014 and collected more than 10 million yen.Mar 18, 2016
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The statue has been widely lauded in and outside Japan. Like the Hachiko statue at Shibuya Station, this statue is destined to be one of the most beloved in Japan.Mar 18, 2016
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The statue was unveiled on March 8, 2015, the 80th anniversary of the death of Hachiko in 1935.Mar 18, 2016
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Hachiko's master Professor Ueno died during a lecture on campus in 1925.Mar 18, 2016
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The Hachiko statue is on an empty lawn at the Faculty of Agriculture where Hachiko's master Hidesaburo Ueno (1871-1925), a professor of agricultural engineering, taught.Mar 18, 2016
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Near the main gate of the University of Tokyo’s Faculty of Agriculture is the statue of Hachiko reunited with its master.Mar 18, 2016
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University of Tokyo Hongo Campus is the main campus. It is near Hongo-sanchome Station on the Marunouchi subway line.The red arrow points to the main gate of the university’s Faculty of Agriculture.Mar 18, 2016
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Main gate of the University of Tokyo’s Faculty of Agriculture.Mar 18, 2016
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Myogadani Station on the Marunouchi Line.Mar 17, 2016
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Myogadani Station on the Marunouchi Line.Mar 17, 2016
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The other end of the cherry tree-lined path on the median strip.Mar 17, 2016
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An intersection, then more cherry trees.Mar 17, 2016
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Nude sculpture at Harimazaka in spring. Bunkyo Ward, TokyoMar 17, 2016
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Looks like she's enjoying the cherry blossoms in the nude. Nude sculpture at Harimazaka in spring. Bunkyo Ward, TokyoMar 17, 2016
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Harimazaka cherry blossoms, Bunkyo Ward TokyoMar 17, 2016
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Harimazaka is near Myogadani Station on the Marunouchi Line. The cherry blossoms are on the median strip.Mar 17, 2016
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Harimazaka road, named after Lord Matsudaira Harima who had his main residence here during the Edo Period, is lined with 127 cherry blossom trees for about 460 meters.Mar 17, 2016
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The cherry trees were planted in 1960. In 1972, the first Bunkyo Ward Cherry Blossom Festival was held. (Bunkyo Sakura Matsuri). They bloom in late March.Mar 17, 2016
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Video of these fantastic women taiko drummers on Feb. 27, 2016.Feb 28, 2016
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Another video of these women taiko drummers at the Yushima Tenjin plum blossom festival on Feb. 22, 2014.Apr 18, 2014
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Video of belly dancers at the Yushima Tenjin plum blossom festival on Feb. 22, 2014. They are the Haruna Aki & Arabina troupe. 春奈あき&アラビーナのベリーダンス。Apr 18, 2014
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Yushima Shoden temple is noted for this Yanagi well whose water supposed to make women's hair beautiful. The Shiraume taiko drummers always wet their hair from this well. 柳の井戸 柳井堂 (りゅうせいどう)Mar 07, 2011
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At the foot of the Otoko-zaka steps is this Yushima Shoden temple, a Tendai Buddhist temple. Also called Shinjo-in. 心城院 (湯島聖天)Mar 07, 2011
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Yushima Tenjin Ume Matsuri poster.Mar 07, 2011
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I once saw Shiraume Taiko perform on a truck in Nihonbashi.Mar 07, 2011
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You have to see the video of these fantastic women taiko drummers on March 5, 2011.Mar 07, 2011
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Hula dancers from Waianuenue Hula Studio. ワイアーヌエヌエ・フラスタジオMar 07, 2011
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Shiraume Taiko women drummers climaxed the 4-hour show. They are based at Yushima Tenjin Shrine. 白梅太鼓Mar 07, 2011
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Hula dancers from Waianuenue Hula Studio. ワイアーヌエヌエ・フラスタジオMar 07, 2011
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She sang a Misora Hibari song.Mar 07, 2011
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Kayokyoku singer Sakuragi Rika. 歌謡曲:桜木里佳Mar 07, 2011
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Great sound and performance which woke up the audience.Mar 07, 2011
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They didn't introduce each player so we don't know who this foreigner is. But he was good.Mar 07, 2011
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Tsugaru shamisen players led by Waguri Goro. 和栗五郎社中Mar 07, 2011
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More Nihon buyo dancers. 笹乃梅沙社中Mar 07, 2011
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This shishi-mai lion dance is performed by a high school girl.Mar 07, 2011
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Performance by Daikokuten, one of the seven gods of good fortune. He carries a wealth-pounding mallet. He pounds many treasures on his fan and disperses it to all.Mar 07, 2011
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More hayashi festival music, this time by the Ueno Hayashi Hozonkai. 上野囃子保存会Mar 07, 2011
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Nihon buyo dancers from Odori no Kukan. 日本舞踊 おどりの空間Mar 07, 2011
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Must-see video of the belly dancers at Yushima Tenjin Shrine's Plum Blossom Festival on March 5, 2011.Mar 07, 2011
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Belly dancer at Yushima Tenjin Plum Blossom Festival, Tokyo.Mar 07, 2011
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Belly dancer at Yushima Tenjin Plum Blossom Festival. Tokyo.Mar 07, 2011
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Belly dancer at Yushima Tenjin Plum Blossom Festival. Tokyo.Mar 07, 2011
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Belly dancer at Yushima Tenjin Plum Blossom Festival. Tokyo.Mar 07, 2011
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