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Manhole at Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture145 views
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Kumagaya Uchiwa Matsuri, Saitama140 views
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Great that they posed for us. Kumagaya Uchiwa Matsuri, Saitama137 views
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I followed the floats from Nakasendo Road near Yagihashi Dept. Store to the main festival plaza. Kumagaya Uchiwa Matsuri, Saitama133 views
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Kumagaya Uchiwa Matsuri, Saitama132 views
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Menuma Shodenzan Kangiin temple, a National Treasure in Kumagaya, Saitama. 歓喜院聖天堂 奥殿の彫刻131 views
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As it got darker, they lit the lanterns on the floats. Kumagaya Uchiwa Matsuri, Saitama128 views
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Menuma Shodenzan's Kisomon Gate has three gables called "sanhafu." Very unusual. Kumagaya, Saitama126 views
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Menuma Shodenzan temple123 views
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Menuma Shodenzan Kangiin temple is Saitama Prefecture's sole building designated as a National Treasure. The main Honden Hall is a magnificent work of art with numerous wooden sculptures.100 views
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Menuma Shodenzan Kangiin temple features the colorful Gongen-style of architecture which is also found in Toshogu Shrine in Nikko, Tochigi.82 views
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Mural near the bus stop at Menuma Shoden.81 views
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Kisomon Gate is very unusual for its triple gables.80 views
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Kisomon Gate was built in 1855. 貴惣門79 views
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Jizo statue near Kisomon Gate79 views
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Menuma Shodenzan Honden Hall, front side 本殿79 views
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Both sides of Kisomon Gate has three gables called "sanhafu." Very unusual.78 views
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Kisomon Gate is very unusual for its triple gables.78 views
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Menuma Shodenzan Honden Hall 本殿78 views
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Went to see the final evening and climax of the Kumagaya Uchiwa Festival on July 22, 2013 featuring ornate floats paraded in central Kumagaya.77 views
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Kisomon Gate is an Important Cultural Property. 貴惣門77 views
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Jizo statue near Kisomon Gate77 views
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Kisomon Gate wooden carvings.77 views
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Kisomon Gate wooden carvings.77 views
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Kisomon Gate wooden carvings.77 views
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Kannon statue77 views
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Bell at Niomon Gate 仁王門77 views
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Looking toward the front of the Honden Hall.77 views
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In front of the Honden Hall is this stone stage.77 views
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Inside Daishi-do Hall 大師堂77 views
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Taking seven years from 2003 to 2010, the temple was painstakingly restored to its former splendor. The magnificent result was open for public viewing from June 1, 2011. In May 2012, it was designated as a National Treasure.77 views
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Numerous woodcarvings depict a variety of scenes.77 views
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Kisomon Gate76 views
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Statue of Lord Saito Sanemori, Heian Period warrior who lived in Kumagaya. 斎藤実盛76 views
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Gomado Hall 護摩堂76 views
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Nakamon Gate 中門76 views
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Niomon Gate 仁王門76 views
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Menuma Shodenzan Honden Hall 本殿76 views
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The magnfiicent back part of the Honden can be seen.76 views
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JR Kumagaya Station, north entrance76 views
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Way to Kisomon Gate, the main gate to Shodenzan.75 views
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Kisomon Gate wooden carvings.75 views
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Niomon Gate 仁王門75 views
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Suigyo-do has a water well.75 views
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Suigyo-do has a water well for water ablutions.75 views
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Sumo ring 相撲場75 views
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Menuma Shodenzan Honden Hall 本殿75 views
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Guided tours are provided at certain times. Only in Japanese though.75 views
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Monkeys supporting the building on all three sides.75 views
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Bus to Menuma Shodenzan.75 views
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About Kisomon Gate74 views
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Way to the main temple.74 views
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Map of Shodenzan grounds.74 views
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Niomon Gate 仁王門74 views
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About the Stone Stage.74 views
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Daishi-do Hall and sumo ring74 views
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Daishi-do Hall 大師堂74 views
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Kannon inside Daishi-do Hall 大師堂74 views
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Incense burner in front of Honden Hall74 views
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Menuma Shodenzan Honden Hall 本殿74 views
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Fire extinguisher74 views
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However, you cannot enter the building.74 views
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Menuma Shodenzan Kangiin temple was built during 1735 to 1760, taking 25 years.74 views
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Playing go.74 views
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Name of a donor.74 views
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Bus stop No. 6 near JR Kumagaya Station's North exit for Menuma Shodenzan.74 views
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Kumagaya is famous for its hot summer temperatures. Luckily, it wasn't that hot this day.73 views
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Kisomon Gate73 views
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Niomon Gate 仁王門73 views
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Daishi-do Hall 大師堂73 views
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Entrance to view the rear part of the Honden Hall. Admission is 700 yen. Open 10 am - 4 pm73 views
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Front part of the Honden Hall.73 views
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These colorful woodcarvings were once all faded to bare wood after 250 years under the weather. 73 views
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ABout Menuma Shodenzan Honden Hall 本殿72 views
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The back part of the Honden is surrounded by this fence, but you can enter the fence and look at the colorful exterior up close.72 views
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This monkey has a child.72 views
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Sumo wrestling71 views
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Nakasendo Road continuing after Yagihashi Dept. Store.69 views
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Twelve floats with noisy musicians paraded around central Kumagaya, Saitama, Japan from 5:30 pm and gathered at the main festival plaza for the climax at 8:45 pm.68 views
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My video of the Kumagaya Uchiwa Festival on July 22, 2013.68 views
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Festival organizers and local politicians sit on a platform.66 views
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Going out the other end of Nakasendo Road in Yagihashi Dept. Store.66 views
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For sale65 views
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At certain spots, multiple floats would gather together and jam together.65 views
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Yukata women/girls were a common sight.65 views
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The floats have mannequins depicting legendary figures like as emperor, samurai, etc.65 views
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Kumagaya Station65 views
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A real spectacle, but it doesn't last long as they soon break up and go on their way to the main plaza.64 views
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Nakasendo Road exiting Yagihashi Dept. Store64 views
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Nakasendo Road marker64 views
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Nakasendo road crowded.63 views
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Hula dancers at Kumagaya Uchiwa Matsuri Festival.63 views
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After 30 min. of useless speeches (not recorded in the video) by local politicians, etc., the 12 floats converged at the plaza at around 8:45 pm. 63 views
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The climax included a ceremony to transfer the Nenban job (festival chairman) to the next group for next year's festival.63 views
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Entertainment stage at the main plaza.62 views
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Kumagai-shuku was the 8th station on the old Nakasendo Road. Today, it's near JR Kumagaya Station. Hardly nothing is left of the shukuba, but it is interesting to see the old Nakasendo Road going through a department store named Yagihashi.62 viewsKami-Kumagaya Station
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Yagihashi Dept. Store in Kumagaya, Saitama.62 views
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The old Nakasendo Road going through a department store named Yagihashi.61 views
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When the dept. store was being planned, there was opposition by Nakasendo fans who liked to walk along the old road. So the dept. store had the road built-in.61 views
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