JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Most viewed - Hagoita Battledore Fair 羽子板市
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Hagoita Honey509 views
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Hagoita Honey508 views
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Hagoita Honey poses in Asakusa507 views
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Hagoita Honey489 views
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In front of Sensoji temple's Hozomon Gate are battledore stalls on both sides.255 views
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Asakusa Hagoita-ichi Battledore Fair, Dec. 17-19232 views
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Asakusa Hagoita-ichi Battledore Fair, Dec. 17-19210 views
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Battledore194 views
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Asakusa Hagoita-ichi Battledore Fair, Dec. 17-19175 views
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Battledores were originally used to play a game called hanetsuki, similar to badminton with a shuttlecock. The battledores are now mainly used to dispel bad luck and for decoration.127 views
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Prices and sizes of battledores vary widely. They can be small and as cheap as 1,000 yen. This one is about 18,000 yen.111 views
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Maiko96 views
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The Battledore Fair is held at night as well.93 views
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Battledore stalls and 5-story pagoda86 views
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Battledore stalls83 views
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Battledore stalls82 views
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At night82 views
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Hagoita battledores made in the past with past celebrities.81 views
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Hozomon Gate paper lantern and hagoita stalls79 views
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Kabuki actor77 views
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Cartoon characters such as Anpan Man73 views
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Konishiki (made when he retired)70 views
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Hello Kitty69 views
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Treasure Boat68 views
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Also see my YouTube video here.68 views
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Fuji Musume (Wisteria Maiden)68 views
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Renjishi lion dancers67 views
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Spiderman66 views
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Maiko65 views
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Kabuki actor64 views
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Battledore stalls61 views
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Mouse59 views
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Baseball rivals59 views
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Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka58 views
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Looking for the right one.56 views
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Ichiro55 views
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Prices ranhe from 1000 yen to hundreds of thousands of yen.55 views
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Sports figures54 views
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More battledore stalls are on the side of Sensoji temple.51 views
 
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