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Held on Dec. 2-3 by Chichibu Shrine, Chichibu Yomatsuri is one of Japan's Big Three Hikiyama Float Festivals. Ornate floats are pulled along the city's main streets until they reach a large plaza at night where they are lit with lanterns. Fireworks then serve as the climax. Photo: Seibu Chichibu Station
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In front of Seibu Chichibu Station
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Main street crowd
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Floats parked along the main drag.
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Ornate float is pulled along the streets toward Chichibu Shrine.
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Chichibu Yomatsuri. Also see the video at YouTube.
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Stage at Chichibu Shrine
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Chichibu Shrine
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Chichibu Shrine offertory bin
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Stage performance at Chichibu Shrine
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Float at Chichibu Shrine
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Float at Chichibu Shrine
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Main drag
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Mini octopus
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Storehouse for a float
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Local fire station designed like a float.
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How to turn the float.
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Children's kabuki
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A float proceeds to the Otabisho plaza.
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A float proceeds to the Otabisho plaza.
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Taiko drum performance at the Otabisho.
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A float climbs up the Dangozaka slope before entering the Otabisho.
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団子坂
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A total of 6 floats arrive. Chichibu Yomatsuri. Also see the video at YouTube.
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With great fanfare, the floats are pulled up the slope.
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Also see the video at YouTube.
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In the Otabisho, a large plaza.
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The festival climaxes with fireworks.
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Chichibu Night Festival climax
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Also at night, Ueno Park is hugely popular for hanami.
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From Naka-Meguro Station (Hibiya Line) to Ikejiri Ohashi Station (Toyoko Den'en Toshi Line), cherry blossoms line the Meguro-gawa River.
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The trees are not well lit, but small paper lanterns make it viewable.
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"Naka-Meguro Sakura Matsuri"
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Lot more people eating and drinking at night than during the day.
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The cherries are lit up at night from April 1-9 with lanterns and floodlights.
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Ueno Park at night
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The cherry blossoms form a roof over the river.
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There is a road on both sides of the river along which you can see the flowers. However, both narrow roads also have cars whizzing by. Watch out or else get bumped by a car.
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The lights are not as good covering the flowers. Pretty uneven lighting.
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No hanami picnics allowed either.
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Bridge to the Minami-Kannon Yama float. 南観音山
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The flowers are very nice, but viewing them is annoying due to the vehicular traffic.
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Bridge to the Minami-Kannon Yama float. 南観音山
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They should close the roads to cars during the sakura season. Then more people would come.
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Bridge to the Minami-Kannon Yama float. 南観音山
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Minami-Kannon Yama float. 南観音山
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Minami-Kannon Yama float. 南観音山
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"Meguro-gawa Sakura Matsuri"
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Flute players on Minami-Kannon Yama float. 南観音山
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Shijo-dori street toward Naginata float
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Shijo-dori street toward Naginata float
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Shijo-dori street and Naginata float. This area was the most crowded.
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Shijo-dori street and Naginata float. This area was the most crowded.
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Naginata float at night
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Naginata float at night
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Naginata float at night
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Huge crowd
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Held on April 14, the night procession is the festival's major highlight. 夜まつり曳行
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The floats are lit and paraded on the streets.
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On Nakahashi Bridge.
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The floats cross Nakahashi Bridge.
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The tower is 333 meters high, with two observatories. The lower one, called the Main Deck, is 150 meters high. The higher one, the Top Deck, is 250 meters up.
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Tokyo Tower has a number of evening illumination themes. This is the "Diamond Veil" illumination.
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In early May for Children's Day, Tokyo Tower was festooned with colorful koinobori carp streamers.
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Tokyo Tower with koinobori carp streamers in early May.
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Tokyo Tower with koinobori carp streamers in early May.
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Tokyo Tower with koinobori carp streamers in early May.
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A real crowd pleaser. Beautiful and photogenic.
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Tokyo Tower with koinobori carp streamers in early May.
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Elevator for the Main Deck.
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Ticket for the Main Deck.
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It wasn't a long wait for the elevator.
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Inside the elevator.
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Main Deck had a cherry blossom-theme projection mapping on the windows.
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Main Deck at Tokyo Tower. Despite the opening of Tokyo Skytree, Tokyo Tower is still holding its own with innovative attractions.
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Tourists loved to pose with the projection mapping imagery.
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Long line for the down elevators.
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Tokyo Tower celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2018.
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Restaurant on the Main Deck.
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End of the line on the Main Deck for the Down elevator.
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1st floor elevator.
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Near the elevators on the 1st floor is this exhibition space.
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A mysterious baseball was found on the top of Tokyo Tower.
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Torii at night in autumn. Hiyoshi literally means "Good Day" or "Fortunate Day." People pray here to have a good day. Having a good day every day leads to a good life. Taisha means "grand shrine."
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Omiya Bridge at night in autumn when they light up the leaves.
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Chidorigafuchi cherry blossoms are also lit up at night.
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Chidorigafuchi lit up at night.
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Horrendous line of people from Kudanshita Station inching their way to the cherry blossoms.Tip: You don't need to stand in this line. Just walk on the right toward the blossoms and keep walking on the side street parallel to the blossoms. You will soon find a way to enter the park.
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Long line to enter the cherry blossom path...I did not stand in this line.
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I slipped in and joined the crowd.
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The crowd admire the night blossoms called yo-zakura.
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Cherry blossoms are beautifully lit up at night in Chidorigafuchi.
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People stream below a tunnel of cherry blossoms at night.
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Blossoms and boat at night
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Moon
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Hokusai-style cherry blossom waves.
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Back on the hilltop ridge. That's the Takizakura on the lower left.
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Saigyo Sakura Tanuki-yama float with musicians playing on the bridge. 西行桜狸山
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In 1596, salt vendor Jihei (塩売 治兵衛) wore a tanuki mask and danced during a Tenson Shrine festival. People liked his dancing so much that they built a float two years later and Jihei danced on it.
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When the weeping cherry tree is in bloom, Rikugien Garden also illuminates the tree at night in late March to early April.
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Very beautiful, but very crowded.
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Picture-taking frenzy around Rikugien's weeping cherry tree.
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They also light up the pine trees in spring, similar to autumn.
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This tall weeping cherry tree looks totally different from different angles.
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Like a cherry tree monster.
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Part of the illumination was pink.
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Rikugien Garden's second weeping cherry tree at night.
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A long line to get in Rikugien at night in spring. It proceeds quickly though.
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Entrance
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Tall bamboo illuminated. Very subtle colors against the black sky.
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Chrysanthemum display
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Pine trees and autumn leaves lit up at Rikugien Garden.
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Japanese pine tree in fantastic shapes.
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Weeping cherry tree in fall.
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