JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Shrine maidens
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Shrine maidens
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Shrine maidens
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The Fuku-musume or Lucky Maidens are all nice-looking.
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Fuku-musume or Lucky Maidens
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Kentosai Sacred Dance
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Shrine maidens perform Kentosai dance
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Shrine maidens happily sell and attach lucky decorations on the branches.
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Shrine maidens happily sell and attach lucky decorations on the branches.
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Shrine maidens happily sell and attach lucky decorations on the branches.
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Shrine maiden selling Ebisu souvenirs.
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Usokae stall. The uosokae dolls come in various sizes, look pretty much the same.
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Usokae stall
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I was waiting for this. Sacred dances by shrine maidens who looked to be high school girls.
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In the morning and early afternoon of January 1 and 2, shrine maidens perform sacred dances (初神楽) on the Noh stage.
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Best to see my video of the shrine maidens dancing on Jan. 1, 2014.
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Kaguraden stage where they performed sacred dances. They would dance on Jan. 1 and 2, in the morning and early afternoon.
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Most of the snow had melted.
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Amazake (sweet sake, non-alcoholic) for 300 yen/cup to warm you up.
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Preparing gallons upon gallons of amazake (sweet sake, non-alcoholic). 300 yen/cup.
   
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