JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Most viewed - Taito-ku 台東区
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Yuka-chan, A.B.S.UNIDOS DO URBANA based in Nagoya at Asakusa Samba 2006.6942 views
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The 26th Asakusa Samba Carnival was held on Aug. 26, 2006. Some 4,500 members from 33 troupes paraded from 1:30 pm to 6 pm. About 500,000 people were on hand to watch.5014 views
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Yuka-chan, A.B.S.UNIDOS DO URBANA based in Nagoya at Asakusa Samba 2008.3951 views
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Yuka-chan, A.B.S.UNIDOS DO URBANA based in Nagoya at Asakusa Samba 2006.3636 views
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Yuka-chan, A.B.S.UNIDOS DO URBANA based in Nagoya at Asakusa Samba 2006.2361 views
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Yuka-chan, A.B.S.UNIDOS DO URBANA based in Nagoya at Asakusa Samba 2008.1362 views
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Yuka-chan, A.B.S.UNIDOS DO URBANA based in Nagoya at Asakusa Samba 2006.1146 views
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Yuka-chan, A.B.S.UNIDOS DO URBANA based in Nagoya at Asakusa Samba 2006.1059 views
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Cutie/Sexy. GRES Uniao amadores946 views
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The parade started at 1:10 pm and ended at 6 pm.442 views
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Fuji TV with professional cheerleaders441 views
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The 28th Asakusa Samba Carnival was held on Aug. 30, 2008. Despite the threat of heavy rains, the parade was not cancelled and many people showed up. Kaminarimon-dori is crowded with people at 1 pm.393 views
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Kaminarimon-dori street372 views
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Lovely370 views
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Dancers under the cherry blossoms in Ueno Park, Tokyo365 views
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Their theme was "games" like roulette.361 views
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Barbaros is the most famous troupe, sponsored by Nakamise shopping mall.360 viewsThey had 300 members parading.
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Tuba player340 views
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Yuka-chan, A.B.S.UNIDOS DO URBANA based in Nagoya at Asakusa Samba 2008.321 views
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Color coordinated.313 views
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Uniao dos Amadores304 views
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Yuka-chan, A.B.S.UNIDOS DO URBANA based in Nagoya at Asakusa Samba 2008.273 views
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Yuka-chan, A.B.S.UNIDOS DO URBANA based in Nagoya at Asakusa Samba 2008.258 views
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Ueno Park at night224 views
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Brazilians216 views
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Yes, rain falling from above.203 views
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Sumo wrestler on stilts202 views
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Fashion show. Alegria194 views
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Golden lady171 views
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Rain don't bother me.170 views
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Cherry blossoms along Sumida River.161 views
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Cool drummer161 views
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She's a sunburst, inside and out.159 views
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Cherry blossom path146 viewsUeno Park is one of Tokyo's major spots for cherry blossoms. Not very picturesque, but there are a lot of trees and people. The cherries at adjacent Shinobazu Pond are more picturesque.
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Alegria146 views
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Sumida Park's cherry blossoms at night.141 views
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Too many photographers, staff, etc., in the way.133 views
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Sumida Park's cherry blossoms at night.132 views
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Sumida Park's cherry blossoms at night. These night photos were taken before Tokyo Sky Tree was built.128 views
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Sumida Park's cherry blossoms at night. Not as crowded as Ueno Park.127 views
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G.R.E.S. Nakamise Barbaros is the most famous troupe, sponsored by Nakamise shopping mall. They won this year's Carnival. 380 members. The theme was "Art."117 views
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Pour sweet tea over the statue of a baby Buddha at Tennoji temple in Yanaka Cemetery, Tokyo.115 views
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Neon lights near Ueno Park113 views
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GRES Uniao amadores109 views
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Altar for Hana-matsuri or Buddha's birthday at Tennoji temple in Yanaka Cemetery, Tokyo.108 views
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Entrance to Sumida Park's cherry blossoms at night.98 views
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Torii for Bentendo Temple on Shinobazu Pond adjacent to Ueno Park.91 views
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Statue of Ota Dokan who built Edo Castle in the 15th century and thus founded Tokyo. in front of JR Nippori Station east side.90 views
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Tokyo National Museum89 views
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Tokyo Sky Tree was to open this year in 2012.87 views
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Tokyo Sky Tree seen from Sumida Park in Asakusa.86 views
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Tokyo Sky Tree as seen from Sumida Park.79 views
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Special edition Japanese Hina dolls (not for sale) depicting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy to symbolize friendly US-Japan relations.79 views
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Trees in full bloom77 views
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Kyugetsu has a very large selection hina dolls for Girl's Day. The store is busy with rich parents or grandparents out to buy hina dolls for their little daughter or granddaughter.77 views
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US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy Hina doll76 views
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US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy Hina doll. Pretty good likeness.76 views
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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Hina doll76 views
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As seen from Sumida Park, Asakusa.75 views
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Sumida Park, Asakusa.75 views
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Sumida Park75 views
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Hydrangeas (June)74 views
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Also at night, Ueno Park is hugely popular for hanami.74 views
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Another special pair of dolls were of figure skaters Yuzuru Hanyu and Mao Asada who were to appear in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.74 views
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Asada Mao hina doll in Kyugetsu, Asakusabashi, Tokyo74 views
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Cherry blossom tunnel in the middle of Shinobazu Pond.72 views
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