JAPAN PHOTOS

By Philbert Ono

Image search results - "costumes"
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Maids to greet you
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Maids, the costume rage in Japan for several years already.
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Welcome!
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Tokyo Anime Center
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Many life-size costumed characters on display.
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Tokyo Anime Center, Akihabara
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Big expressive eyes.
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Straight black hair is pretty too.
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Blue ponytails
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Goldilocks?
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Space teen?
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School uniform
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Redhead in school uniform
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Anybody who knows the names of these characters are welcome to enlighten me...
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Sakura
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Merry Christmas
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Pikachu, Astro Boy, Doraemon
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The 9th Tokyo Marathon was held on Feb. 22, 2015. Costumes from the movie "Frozen" were popular this year. Took these photos at Tsukiji.
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Running doctor
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Prisoner
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Shimada hairstyle
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Funasshi
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Starbucks coffee
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Swedish runner
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Frozen
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Anpan Man
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Tigers
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Panda
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Afro hair
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Tora-san
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Egyptian pharoahs
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Pikachu
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Mexican?
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Doctor
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Sumo
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P.M. Abe
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Inoki
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Cutie at Tokyo Marathon 2015
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Kobe beef
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MJ
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Olaf
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Vending machine
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Olaf
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Yokozuna sumo wrestler
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Sunny day on Feb. 27, 2016 for the annual Tokyo Marathon. Over 36,000 runners who started at 9 am. These pictures were taken near the 30km checkpoint, near Asakusabashi Station.
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The costumes make for great entertainment.
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Black Kumamon (very unusual).
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Harem woman with jingles.
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Tokyo Tower
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Belly dancer
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Funasshi is as popular as ever from Funabashi, Chiba.
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Samurai
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Spiderman unmasked.
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Kumamon was popular too.
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Someone's dad.
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Sgt. Pepper
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Year of the Monkey. This one has a banana.
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Lum
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Elegant-looking runner
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Taiwanese runner in some kind of ethnic costume with bells
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Most of the spectators knew someone in the marathon.
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Crab head
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Not a woman.
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Hiko-nyan from Shiga Prefecture at 2016 Tokyo Marathon.
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This carrot or daikon head smiled at my camera.
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Egg plant
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Native American
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Hiko-nyan at 2016 Tokyo Marathon.
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Daikon
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Ghostbusters (not a protractor)
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Beko bull (bobbing head) from Fukushima.
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This daruma was picking up rubbish.
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The Buddha. I didn't see Jesus Christ (carrying a large cross on his back) this year. Maybe this Buddha took his place.
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Friendly Amida Buddha at Tokyo Marathon 2016.
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Minions
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Mister America
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Waiter with fruits and water.
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Taiyaki
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Pikachu
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Carrying katsuo (bonito). Fake of course.
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Swan
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Red and white are auspicious colors in Japan.
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Her birthday today.
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Kawaii
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Monster Univ.
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Cosplayer as a miko shrine maiden.
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Mt. Fuji
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General MacArthur with "Bushido" (Way of the Warrior).
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Deflated tomato
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This runner had leg cramps and a kind bystander gave him a massage.
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T-Rex from Taiwan.
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End of the line marked by a police car.
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Star Wars
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Joseph
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Crayons
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Meow
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This guy's face sums up what I thought of the marathon today.
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Very fit grandparents running together.
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Aloha
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Her note thanks all the marathon staff and spectators for their support.
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Panda
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She's shouting that there is only a minute left to make the 30 km checkpoint.
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Buses standby at the 30 km checkpoint for those who couldn't make it in time.
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Tokyo Marathon volunteers. Next year, I'll see if I can volunteer.
   
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