JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Entrance to Sugamo Jizo-dori shopping street 巣鴨地蔵通り商店街
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Sugamo Jizo-dori shopping street 巣鴨地蔵通り商店街「おばあちゃんの原宿」
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The clothing shops are geared for elderly women. Sugamo is the fashion capital for elderly women. 「おばあちゃんの原宿」
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Nakasendo road marker.
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Most of the clothing items are price low, around 1,000 yen which might be affordable by people living on social security.
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Hat shop
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Sugamo Jizo-dori shopping street 巣鴨地蔵通り商店街
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Kōgan-ji Temple (高岩寺)
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Gate to Koganji temple, a famous spot along the shopping street.
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Koganji temple. The temple's popular name is "Togenuki Jizo-son." It sells magic paper called osugata which supposed to remove a thorn or splinter from your skin. Affix it to the thorn and it will be extracted. とげぬき地蔵尊
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Togenuki means thorn-extracting. Koganji temple incense burner
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Koganji temple Hondo hall. This is a Zen temple belonging to the Soto-shu school. The temple was founded in 1596 and moved to Sugamo in 1891.
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Inside Koganji temple Hondo. The temple houses the Togenuki Jizo statue which is not visible to the public.
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Grounds of Koganji temple as seen from the Hondo hall.
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People line up to wash the famous Kannon statue. The line gets longer on weekends.
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People in line for the Arai (Washable) Kannon statue. Anybody can line up and scrub the statue. No charge.
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Arai Kannon statue. Wash the part of the body to cure the corresponding part of your own body. 洗い観音
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They used to have a tawashi brush to wash the statue, but that wore out the statue. So the replacement statue is now washed/rubbed with a towel instead.
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Jizo statue
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Jizo statue
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People relax in front of the temple.
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To Dogenzaka and Center-gai arcade
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The shopping street is quite long, going all the way to Nishi-Sugamo on the Mita subway line.
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Center-gai arcade
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The famous red underwear. Supposed to keep you warmer. For men and women.
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Center-gai arcade
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Umbrella shop
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After passing through the Kaminarimon Gate, this is what you see: Nakamise shopping arcade. When it rains, a canopy is put up.
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Nakamise-dori souvenir arcade. One of Japan's most popular and crowded tourist arcades.
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In spring, a cherry blossom motif is put up.
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At the end of the year and New Year's, auspicious red and white and New Year's decorations are put up.
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Nakamise sells all kinds of Japanese things. Originally, they catered to religious pilgrims. Now it's mostly tourists.
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Kimono shop
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Kimono shop
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Traditional footwear
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Paper umbrellas
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Trinkets
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Small Kannon statues for 25,000 yen.
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Kichijoji Sunroad, Kichijoji's main shopping arcade. サンロード
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Kichijoji Sunroad サンロード
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Kichijoji Sunroad サンロード
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Motomachi-dori
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A long line of people waiting to buy croquette at a well-known shop.
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Start of the line, what they are waiting for.
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What people are waiting in line for. Didn't buy the famous croqeutte, but bought some meatballs and they were good. Still warm.
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More shopping. Kichijoji is like one big shopping area, anchored by three major dept. stores.
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Moonmin shop
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Kichijoji Art Museum
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Yodobashi-Kichijoji megastore for cameras and electronics. One of the largest stores in Tokyo. This used to be Kintetsu Dept. Store.
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Yodobashi-Kichijoji megastore for cameras and electronics.
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South side of Kichijoji Station
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Park Road shopping arcade on south side of Kichijoji Station.
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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.
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Dancer on truck
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One mikoshi was in the parade through the arcade.
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Mikoshi in Kichijoji Sun Road shopping arcade
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Mikoshi in Kichijoji Sun Road shopping arcade, Kichijoji Autumn Festival
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Mikoshi in Kichijoji Sun Road shopping arcade, Kichijoji Autumn Festival
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What goes in, must come out. This is the other end of Sun Road shopping arcade on Itsukaichi Kaido road.
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Mikoshi coming out of Sun Road in Kichijoji
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Mikoshi in Sun Road in Kichijoji
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They are now on Itsukaichi Kaido road, heading toward Musashino Hachimangu Shrine.
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The focal point of the Kurokabe Square shopping area is this "black wall" Kurokabe Glass Shop in a former bank building. MAP
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Inside Kurokabe Glass Shop in Kurokabe Square.
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Studio Kurokabe, a glass factory and shop
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Glass factory
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Glass artists make their works.
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Glassware workshop
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Kurokabe Square intersection
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Toward Otemon-dori arcade. Kurokabe Square on the left.
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Otemon-dori arcade 大手門通り
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NHK Taiga Drama "Komyo ga Tsuji" souvenirs.
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Canal
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Inside Hikiyama Museum
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Hikiyama Museum
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Portrait of Toyotomi Hideyoshi in Nagahama Hikiyama Museum
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Storehouse for hikiyama floats.
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Motomachi Sunroad shopping arcade
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