JAPAN PHOTOS

By Philbert Ono

Image search results - "nishitokyo"
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Map around Seibu Yanagisawa Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line.
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Higashi Fushimi Inari Shrine is a branch shrine of Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto. Near Seibu Yanagisawa Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line.
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Inari shrines are dedicated to business prosperity. Higashi Fushimi Inari Jinja Shrine is the headquarters of Inari shrines in eastern Japan.
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Higashi Fushimi Inari Jinja Shrine was established in 1929 when the god's spirit was split from the kami at Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto.
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Inari shrine's messenger is a fox.
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The messenger fox holds a key to the rice granary.
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The shrine looks quite new or it has been recently repainted. Colors were bright.
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The kamis worshipped.
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Map of the smaller inari shrines behind the main hall.
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Behind the main worship hall are many smaller inari shrines and numerous torii.
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Not as big or impressive as the Inari Shrine in Kyoto, but worth visiting.
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Toriis were donated by companies and individuals.
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A longhouse of little bars called "snacks."
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I don't know how people can live in an apartment right next to the train tracks.
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Bus at Yagisawa Station.
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Seibu Yagisawa Station
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Seibu Yagisawa Station
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Map around Tanashi Station. Within walking distance is Sojiji temple and Tanashi Shrine noted for wood carvings.
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Sojiji temple is a short walk from Tanashi Station. 総持寺
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Gate at Sojiji temple.
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Hondo main hall at Sojiji temple in Nishi-Tokyo, Tokyo. 総持寺
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Keyaki cypress tree at Sojiji.
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About the keyaki cypress tree at Sojiji.
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Tanashi Shrine
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Tanashi Shrine is noted for beautiful wood carvings.
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Tanashi Shrine is dedicated to Ookuni Nushi-no-Mikoto. 大国主命(おおくにぬしのみこと)in Nishi-Tokyo, Tokyo.
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Rope with little bells.
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Dragon carvings at Tanashi Shrine. By coincidence, I visited in the year of the dragon, 2012. Nishi-Tokyo, Tokyo.
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Phoenix wood carving at Tanashi Shrine in Nishi-Tokyo, Tokyo.
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Dragon wood carving at Tanashi Shrine. By coincidence, I visited in the year of the dragon, 2012. Nishi-Tokyo, Tokyo.
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Tanashi Shrine even has a small sumo ring dohyo.
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About Yokozuna Taiho's connection with Tanashi Shrine. He passed away in Jan. 2013 at age 72 due to heart failure.
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Yokozuna Taiho monument at Tanashi Shrine.
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Fish bell
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Sculpture of Lord Kusunoki Masashige
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Sculpture of Lord Kusunoki Masashige
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Tanashi Shrine's mikoshi portable shrines.
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Tanashi Shrine's mikoshi portable shrines.
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Tanashi Shrine's mikoshi portable shrines.
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About Tanashi Shrine's mikoshi portable shrines.
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Double Shishimai lions
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Manhole showing Nishi-Tokyo's official flower.
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Manhole showing Nishi-Tokyo's official tree.
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Tanashi Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line.
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Outside Tanashi Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line.
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Outside Tanashi Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line.
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Outside Tanashi Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line.
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Outside Tanashi Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line.
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Outside Tanashi Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line.
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Outside Tanashi Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line.
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Outside Tanashi Station.
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Tanashi Station opposite side.
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Inside Tanashi Station.
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Inside Tanashi Station.
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Inside Tanashi Station.
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