JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Hiking around the island (not recommended). There is a nice path going around half the island. But the other half lacks a real path. It is somewhat risky.
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Cave at Enoshima
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Other side of the island
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Fishing hole
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Rough trail
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Finally back to civilization
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Passing Enoshima Station
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Passing by Ryukoji Temple
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Mikoshi face-offThe shrine from Yasaka Shrine on Enoshima is the male (left), and the mikoshi from Koyurugi Shrine (foreground) is female.
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Tram breakPart of the procession route also happened to be the Enoden streetcar route so we had to make way for the passing streetcar every 15 min. or so. There were streetcar personnel who blew their loud whistles whenever a streetcar was to pass through. I got scolded for sticking out my head to take this shot.
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Mikoshi couple. Also see the video at YouTube.
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Streetcar break
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Entrance to Koyurugi ShrineIt is dedicated to the sea goddess.
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Secondary shrines
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Koyurugi Shrine lookoutThe shrine is built atop a cliff overlooking the ocean, and there's small lookout offering sweeping view with Enoshima in the distance.
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Koyurugi Shrine
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Parading along a shopping street
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KnockersWhen they carry the mikoshi, a pair of knockers on both sides the mikoshi are struck to make a rhythmic sound.
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