JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Hiroshige's woodblock print of Nihonbashi from his "Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road" series.
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Eisen's woodblock print of Nihonbashi from his Kisokaido series.
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Chuo-dori avenue looking toward Nihonbashi Bridge.
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Nihonbashi Bridge ahead, with the expressway over it.
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Omi Fair video taken on March 2, 2014 at Takashimaya Dept. Store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo. Funazushi, Omi beef, Biwa pearls, and more. We also saw Hiko-nyan.
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Way to Takashimaya Dept. Store in Nihonbashi subway station.
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The original Nihonbashi Bridge was built in 1603, out of wood.
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Way to Takashimaya Dept. Store in Nihombashi subway station.
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Nihonbashi Bridge and the ugly expressway above.
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Takashimaya Department Store in Nihombashi, Tokyo. Takashimaya got its name from Takashima, Shiga Prefecture.
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Nihonbashi Bridge today is the 19th reconstructed Nihonbashi Bridge since 1603. 日本橋
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Takashimaya got its name from Takashima, Shiga Prefecture.
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1st floor of Takashimaya Dept. Store.
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Exhibit of Nagahama bonsai plum trees and folding screen from Hikone, 1st floor of Takashimaya Dept. Store during the Grand Omi Fair.
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Bridge ornaments
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Folding screen from Hikone (National Treasure).
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Nihonbashi Bridge side view
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PR exhibit for the Grand Omi Fair on the 8th floor.
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Nihonbashi Bridge monument
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The local neighborhood association wants this expressway to go underground.
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1st floor of Takashimaya Dept. Store.
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The double-arched bridge was built in 1911, made of granite.
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Grand Omi Fair on 8th floor
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Replica of Nihonbashi Bridge at the Edo-Tokyo Museum in Ryogoku, Tokyo.
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On the Nihonbashi Bridge replica at the Edo-Tokyo Museum in Ryogoku. It's not as arched as the one you see in ukiyoe prints.
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About the replica of Nihonbashi Bridge at the Edo-Tokyo Museum in Ryogoku, Tokyo.
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Sky roof
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Tourist corner with samurai armor of Hikone's Ii Clan.
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Expressway above the bridge.
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One of the worse urban-planning decisions of the 1960s.
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Funa-zushi 鮒寿し
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Nihonbashi River
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Looking toward Nihonbashi on Chuo-dori
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Fish and shellfish from Lake Biwa
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Bridge lamps
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Ibuki Ham
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Gargoyles on bridge
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Ibuki Ham
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Vegetable jam
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Omi beef, each pack here cost over 2,000 yen. 近江牛
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Stamp of Approval from Shiga
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Nihonbashi as seen from Mitsukoshi Dept. Store.
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Mochi making
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Mochi
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Memorial square for the Zero Milestone for the Five Major Roads
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Adoberry sweets, from Adogawa, Takashima.
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Adoberry sweets, from Adogawa, Takashima.
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Japan's Zero Milestone for Roads 日本国道路元標
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Japan's Zero Milestone 日本国道路元標
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Entrance to crafts booths. 工芸展
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Distances from the Zero Milestone to major cities such as Chiba, Mito, and Sapporo.
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Omi crafts booths
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Distances from the Zero Milestone to major cities such as Yokohama, Kyoto, and Kagoshima.
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Kimono in the middle costs 1,995,000 yen. However the most expensive thing I saw was a Buddhist altar selling for 40 million yen (lots of gold leaf).
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Making candles.
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Nihombashi subway station 日本橋駅
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Nihombashi subway station where the Tozai and Ginza Line pass through. 日本橋駅
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Way to Takashimaya Dept. Store
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Chuo-dori boulevard in Nihonbashi 日本橋 中央通り
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Eitai-dori 永代通り
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Chuo-dori boulevard in Nihonbashi 日本橋 中央通り
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Takashimaya Dept. Store in Nihonbashi 高島屋 日本橋
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Takashimaya Dept. Store 高島屋
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Inside Takashimaya Dept. Store, Nihonbashi
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Chuo-dori toward Mitsukoshi Dept. Store
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Mitsukoshi Dept. Store annex
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Mitsukoshi Dept. Store in Nihonbashi 三越デパート 日本橋
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Lion statue wearing a coat inside Mitsukoshi Dept. Store in Nihonbashi in autumn.
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Monument marking Tokyo's fish market during the Edo Period before it was destroyed by the 1923 earthquake and moved to Tsukiji in 1935.
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Coredo complex which replaced the Tokyu Dept. Store.
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Inside Coredo
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Tokyu Dept. Store in Nihonbashi on Jan. 31, 1999, its last day before the store closed. This store used to be Shirokiya.
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Crowd line up to enter Tokyu Dept. Store in Nihonbashi on Jan. 31, 1999.
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Crowd line up to enter Tokyu Dept. Store in Nihonbashi on Jan. 31, 1999.
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Crowd enter Tokyu Dept. Store in Nihonbashi for the closeout sale on Jan. 31, 1999.
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Crowd in Tokyu Dept. Store in Nihonbashi on Jan. 31, 1999.
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Crowd in Tokyu Dept. Store in Nihonbashi on Jan. 31, 1999. There were bargains to be had.
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Crowd in Tokyu Dept. Store in Nihonbashi on Jan. 31, 1999.
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Thank you banners in Tokyu Dept. Store in Nihonbashi on Jan. 31, 1999, last day.
 
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