JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

*Be sure to wear a mask when traveling.

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Tokyo Big Sight in sight
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Right turn here
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Current time: 5 hr. 8 min. 15 sec.
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Endless stream of runners heads for the finish.
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Finish line dead ahead
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The marathon course was 42.19 km long.
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Hi mom!
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A huge number of taiko drummers perform near the finish line. This taiko group is called Kodaijin. 鼓代神 Web site at www.geocities.jp/kodaijin_kdj/
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Taiko drummers near the finish line.
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Dunk shot progression.
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Ariake Station
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Passing by Tokyo Big Sight, the finish.
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Almost there...
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For this marathon, I concentrated on shooting these great costumed runners.
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Pikachu
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Muscular maid at Tokyo Marathon 2008
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Another bunny
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Horse
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Higashi Kokubaru, Governor of Miyazaki Prefecture running in Tokyo Marathon 2008
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Higashi Kokubaru, Governor of Miyazaki Prefecture. The only celebrity I was able to recognize.
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Spiderman. Can he actually see through the mask?
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View from finish line bleachers.
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The finish line. Unlike last year, we could not approach the finish line and see the runners crossing it up close. Also see my video at YouTube.
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