JAPAN PHOTOS

By Philbert Ono


Most viewed - Yokohama Chinatown Chinese New Year 横浜中華街春節
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Yokohama Chinatown's main temple called Kwan Tai Temple (Kanteibyo in Japanese 関帝廟). Busy with Chinese New Year worshippers. Dedicated to Kwan Tei, a famous general in the ancient Chinese Imperial army and Taoist symbol of integrity and loyalty161 views
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Although the temple has been around for a long time, this building was built in 1990. Very ornate. Revered by merchants. Kwan Tai Temple (Kanteibyo in Japanese 関帝廟) in Yokohama Chinatown.133 views
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Kwan Tai Temple (Kanteibyo in Japanese 関帝廟) in Yokohama Chinatown.131 views
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Chinese New Year at Yokohama Chinatown.117 views
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New Year's prayers at Ma Zhu Miao Temple Masobyo, Yokohama.111 views
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Yokohama Ma Zhu Miao Temple (Masobyo in Japanese 横浜媽祖廟), dedicated to Mazu, the goddess of the sea and travel. The goddess spirit was split from a temple in Tainan, Taiwan. 108 views
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It was especially crowded from 4 pm to 8 pm when they held the cai ching lion dances (saichin in Japanese 採青). Two guys in a Chinese lion danced at all the restaurants and shops in Chinatown. Four lions were there. 104 views
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The lion dance was most dramatic when the lion stood up with one guy standing on the shoulders of the other. They are actually martial artists. The lion dance movements are similar to martial arts. 104 views
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Yokohama Ma Zhu Miao Temple (Masobyo in Japanese 横浜媽祖廟) was built in 2006 to mark the 150th anniversary of Yokohama Port opening to foreign trade. Very ornate outside and inside.102 views
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Inside Ma Zhu Miao Temple Masobyo, Yokohama. Pay a fee to enter.96 views
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Chinatown gate.88 views
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Feb. 10, 2013 was the Chinese New Year's Day in Japan's largest Chinatown in Yokohama. Lion dances and firecrackers abound during the late afternoon and early evening. Gate near Ishikawa-cho Station.85 views
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Pay a fee to ring the gong.69 views
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I couldn't believe that this big truck was trying to go through the crowds.67 views
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My first Chinese New Year in Japan, called "shunsetsu" in Japanese (春節). Glad to see that China-Japan relations are alive and well here, regardless of political differences.59 views
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A Hawaiian shop in Yokohama's Chinatown?59 views
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Your name in Chinese characters.59 views
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Local bank Chinese style.58 views
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Lion takes the bait.58 views
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Chinese New Year window display.57 views
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Another Chinatown gate.57 views
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Panda entrance.56 views
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Yokohama Chinatown was jammed with people on Feb. 10, 2013, Chinese New Year. 55 views
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This lion was pink.55 views
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The lion plucks a red envelope containing money from each merchant. 55 views
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Lion bait.55 views
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Palanquin at Ma Zhu Miao Temple (Masobyo) in Yokohama Chinatown.55 views
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Dangerous for small kids and baby strollers.54 views
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The lions jammed the streets with people wherever they went.54 views
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Illumination for safety and security54 views
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Dragon on Kwan Tai Temple.54 views
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Tree illumination and small pavilion at Yamashita-cho Park.54 views
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Gods of Good Fortune on a boat in lights.54 views
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More lion dances.54 views
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Walking toward Chinatown.53 views
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My video of Chinese New Year at Yokohama Chinatown on Feb. 10, 2013.53 views
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Yokohama Chinatown gate.53 views
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Ornate roof of Kwan Tai Temple.53 views
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Inside Kwan Tai Temple.53 views
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Pay a fee to ring the gong and walk through the palanquin for good luck.53 views
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During Chinese New Year's, one Japanese word to learn is "bakuchiku" (爆竹). It literally means "exploding bamboo." Of course, we call it firecrackers. They pop firecrackers at least twice each time the lion dances.53 views
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Incense burner at Kwan Tai Temple.52 views
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Incesne burner at Ma Zhu Miao Temple Masobyo.52 views
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Crowd gathers wherever the lion is.51 views
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Yokohama Chinatown gate.51 views
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Auspicious, gleaming souvenirs.51 views
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New Year's prayers at Ma Zhu Miao Temple Masobyo, Yokohama.51 views
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The lion danced for a few minutes in front of each shop or restaurant. They also went inside and danced. The first lion I saw was yellow.50 views
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Inside Yokohama Ma Zhu Miao Temple (Masobyo in Japanese 横浜媽祖廟)35 views
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Yokohama Chinatown's main temple called Kwan Tai Temple (Kanteibyo in Japanese 関帝廟). Busy with Chinese New Year worshippers. 35 views
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Carved pillar34 views
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Chinese acrobat.33 views
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Yokohama Ma Zhu Miao Temple (Masobyo in Japanese 横浜媽祖廟) was built in 2006 to mark the 150th anniversary of Yokohama Port opening to foreign trade.33 views
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Yokohama Chinatown's main temple called Kwan Tai Temple (Kanteibyo in Japanese 関帝廟). Busy with Chinese New Year worshippers. Dedicated to Kwan Tei, a famous general in the ancient Chinese Imperial army and Taoist symbol of integrity and loyalty33 views
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Inside Yokohama Chinatown's main temple called Kwan Tai Temple (Kanteibyo in Japanese 関帝廟).33 views
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New Year's events held on the weekends following Chinese New Year's.32 views
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Chinese acrobat.32 views
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Dragon32 views
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Red and gold everywhere.32 views
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Ornate ceiling.32 views
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