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Site of Saito-an Hut which was a 2nd house of Sugiyama Sanpu, one of Basho's disciples. 採茶庵跡92 views
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Wakasu Park, Tokyo.92 views
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Another portable shrine crosses Eitai-bashi Bridge.91 views
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Water spray91 views
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This is the final stretch and wettest part of the festival.91 views
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Girls in kimono pose in front of the flowers91 views
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Kameido Tenjin Shrine's wisteria made famous by Hiroshige's woodblock print from his series called "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo."91 views
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Water hose at Kiyosu-bashi Bridge90 views
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手古舞90 views
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Many matsu pine trees and many stones.90 views
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Christmas trees?90 views
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Droopy petals90 views
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The water hose is now handled by volunteers, not real firemen.89 views
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Being at the shrine's torii entrance is a great place to watch the mikoshi.89 views
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Tiny yellow chrysanthemum89 views
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Crowd on Eitai-dori road88 views
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As the portable shrines reach the shrine, they give one last show before returning to their parish.88 views
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Girls in kimono pose in front of the flowers88 views
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Inside Honden worship hall88 views
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Red bursts of chrysanthemum87 views
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This garden is very green. Even the pond is deep green.86 views
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Flowery peacock86 views
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Hand clapping85 views
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Crowd at the shrine entrance.85 views
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Tossing a mikoshi.84 views
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There is a makeshift hut and a statue of Basho sitting. 採茶庵跡84 views
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Basho Memorial Museum along the Sumida River. Near Morishita Station on the Toei Shinjuku Line. Address: Tokiwa 1-6-3, Koto-ku, Tokyo. Phone: 03-3631-1448 芭蕉記念館84 views
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Isowatari. 磯渡り83 views
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Stepping stones, called Isowatari. 磯渡り83 views
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Award-winning kiku83 views
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Tokyo Skytree in chrysanthemums at Kameido Tenjin Shrine.83 views
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Prepared for the water...82 views
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Azalea bushes and Ryotei teahouse82 views
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Anime characters for the kids82 views
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Kameido Tenjin Shrine is a short walk from JR Kameido Station (Sobu Line).82 views
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And give their last show.81 views
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The portable shrine gets a final mid-air toss while passing by Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine. This mid-air toss of the portable shrine is called "mai-age" or tossing up.81 views
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Isowatari. 磯渡り81 views
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The centerpiece stone is a 3.5-meter tall, 20-ton monument made in 1900 by the 12th yokozuna Jinmaku Kyugoro after collecting donations from business and political circles.81 views
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My video of a water truck splashing water on mikoshi.81 views
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Large crowd watch the mikoshi parade near Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine on Eitai-dori road.80 views
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One after another, the mikoshi arrives in front of the shrine.80 views
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Half domes80 views
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Tanuki welcomes customers to a restaurant in Kameido Tenjin Shrine.80 views
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Kameido Tenjin Shrine wisteria at night.80 views
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Kiba Sqaure Log Rolling is performed by the Kiba Kakunori Hozon-kai or Preservation Society. 木場角乗保存会79 views
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Award-winning chrysanthemum79 views
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Haiku poem by Basho displayed along Sumida River79 views
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Tokyo Skytree in chrysanthemums at Kameido Tenjin Shrine.79 views
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Kameido Tenjin Shrine wisteria at night.79 views
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Stepping stones, called Isowatari, are another major feature of the garden.78 views
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Ryotei teahouse 涼亭77 views
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Star bursts77 views
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Bridge to a small island and gazebo76 views
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Stone marker for Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine.76 views
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Torii gate on the west side76 views
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Chikara-mochi Strongman's Monument76 views
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Eitaibashi Bridge spans over the Sumida Bridge. Lit up in blue at night.76 views
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A long bamboo pole is used for balance.75 views
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The middle of the geta clog must land right on top of the log's corner.75 views
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The shrine has close historical ties to sumo. Sumo has existed in Japan since at least the 8th century, but modern sumo began to take shape only during the Edo Period from the 17th to 19th centuries.75 views
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He drew a very accurate coastline map of Japan and first used his own money to finance the project. Later, the government recognized the importance and accuracy of Ino's work and increased its support. He did all this while well past age 50.75 views
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Eitaibashi Bridge spans over the Sumida Bridge. Lit up in blue at night.75 views
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Bottom view of Kameido Tenjin Shrine wisteria at night.75 views
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Anpan Man74 views
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View from the first taiko bridge in 2014.74 views
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Kameido Shitamachi Koinobori Matsuri74 views
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Kiba used to be where wood and lumber were stored and produced. 相乗り73 views
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Ryotei teahouse 涼亭73 views
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The second taiko bridge and wisteria.73 views
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This is what it looks like today.73 views
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Kameido Tenjin Shrine wisteria at night.73 views
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Inside Honden worship hall72 views
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Yokozuna Rikishi Monument (Yokozuna Rikishi-hi) at Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine, Koto Ward, Tokyo 横綱力士碑72 views
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Wisteria is low enough to smell.72 views
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The Center of the Tokyo Raids and War Damage is Tokyo only museum dedicated to the infamous Tokyo air raid on March 10, 1945.72 viewsWhile grand museums and memorials have been built in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Tokyo has not built any substantial museum.
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/y43KJBVJYEeyG9Y49
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Gazebo on one of the three islands in the pond. あずまや71 views
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Ryotei teahouse 涼亭71 views
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Behind the centerpiece stone are 45 yokozuna names (from the first yokozuna up to Wakanohana I) inscribed.71 views
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Ino lived in Fukagawa and before he went off to survey Japan, he always first came to this shrine and prayed. He had studied astronomy, geography, and mathematics.71 views
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Kameido Shitamachi Koinobori Matsuri has carp streamers on ropes above the road. Near Kameido Station.71 views
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Red and white azaleas70 views
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Pine branches and azaleas69 views
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Near the southern corner of Kiyosumi Garden is the site of the Saito-an Hut where Basho departed for his Okuno Hosomichi trip to the Tohoku region. 採茶庵跡69 views
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Tokyo Skytree 69 views
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Men managing the logs in the river eventually developed their own log tricks while on the job.68 views
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Taisho Memorial Hall68 views
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Iris garden68 views
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Pine tree and Ryotei68 views
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Tiny red chrysanthemum68 views
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During the Edo Period, sumo became more organized and professional. It began with fund-raising sumo tournaments (kanjin-zumo) held at Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples to raise money for the shrine or temple's building construction and repair.68 views
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The left stone has a drawing of Yokozuna Shiranui.68 views
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Statue of Ino Chukei (Tadataka) (1745-1818), Japan's first geographical surveyor and cartographer. He helped to produce the first accurate map of Japan. Monument built in Oct. 2001. 伊能忠敬68 views
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Nicknamed Miraikan, The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation is a science and technology museum in the Odaiba area in Koto, Tokyo. US President Barack Obama visited here on April 24, 2014.68 views
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Tokyo Skytree and azalea and wisteria at Kameido Tenjin Shrine.68 views
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The museum is operated by the Association to Record the Tokyo Air Raid. 68 views
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Huge and hungry carp67 views
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Basho Haiku Monument written with the famous haiku of the frog jumping into the pond. 芭蕉の句碑67 views
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Wisteria67 views
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Koinobori at Kameido Umeyashiki67 views
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Kameido Shitamachi Koinobori Matsuri67 views
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Map showing the number of victims in this area of Tokyo (Koto, Sumida, Taito wards).67 views
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The kanji "ki" (wood) is written on the his back on the left.66 views
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Iwasaki Yataro, the founder of the Mitsubishi Zaibatsu, acquired the estate in 1878 and developed the garden with a pond and famous stones brought from all over Japan.66 views
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Pine tree and Ryotei66 views
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In 1684, government permission was granted for holding fund-raising sumo tourneys on the grounds of the Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine. Sumo tournaments were then held every year at the shrine.66 views
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Looking back toward the the torii.66 views
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Photo taken in May 2014.66 views
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Preparing for a head stand.65 views
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Stone buddha65 views
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Irises65 views
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Tokyo Skytree now overlooks Kameido Tenjin Shrine.65 views
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Wisteria trellis at Kameido Tenjin Shrine.65 views
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White heron under the wisteria.65 views
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Piano bearing the scars of the bombing.65 views
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"Mt. Fuji" with azalea bushes blooming in early May.64 views
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From Akihabara Station, go to bus stop 2 and take the No. 26 bus (bound for Kasai Station). Get off at "Kita-suna itchome."64 viewsOpen 10:30 am to 4 pm, closed Mon. (open if a national holiday and closed on Tue. instead). Adult admission ¥300. tokyo-sensai.net Address: 〒136-0073東京都江東区北砂1丁目5-4
Phone: 03-5857-5631
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Tiny chrysanthemum63 views
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On the bottom row, right to left: Futahaguro, Hokutoumi, Onokuni, Asahifuji, Akebono, Takanohana, and Wakanohana (III).63 views
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Names of the first to fifth yokozuna on the centerpiece stone. The first yokozuna was Akashi Shiganosuke. The Edo Period's golden age of sumo was during the time of the 4th yokozuna Tanikaze and 5th yokozuna Onogawa around 1789.63 views
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Kameido Umeyashiki is a rest place for tourists at the street corner near Kameido Tenjin Shrine.63 views
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The bus has a propeller for river cruising.63 views
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White wisteria63 views
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How the fire bombs worked.63 views
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Display cases63 views
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Start of the Pacific War with the bombing of Pearl Harbor.63 views
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The March 10, 1945 air raid killed over 100,000, mostly helpless and defenseless civilians.63 views
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Tiny white chrysanthemum62 views
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In the middle row, from right to left: Kotozakura, Wajima, Kitanoumi, Wakanohana (II), Mienoumi, Chiyonofuji, and Takanosato.62 views
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Kameido Tenjin Shrine worships the famous scholar Sugawara Michizane. Many students pray here to pass school entrance exams.62 views
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Kameido Umeyashiki is also the starting point for the Sky Duck amphibious bus tour.62 views
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Model of an fire bomb.62 views
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Reading corner62 views
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Kasa-tei 傘亭61 views
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Main stone of Yokozuna Rikishi Monument is inscribed with "Yokozuna Rikishi-hi" (横綱力士碑) which means Yokozuna Monument.61 views
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The right stone shows Yokozuna Jimmaku Kyugoro.61 views
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From right to left: Musashimaru, Asashoryu, and Hakuho. Whenever a new yokozuna is promoted, a name inscription ceremony is held here.61 views
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Names of yokozuna inscribed on the back of the centerpiece stone.61 views
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White wisteria and Tokyo Skytree at Kameido Tenjin Shrine61 views
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Famous stone60 views
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In the top row, we can see from right to left: Asashio, Kashiwado, Taiho, Tochinoumi, Sadanoyama, Tamanoumi, and Kitanofuji. Inscribed are the ring name, hometown, and yokozuna promotion date.60 views
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Thunderbird 460 views
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Kameido Umeyashiki has a few shops and eateries and some entertainment during the wisteria festival.60 views
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This museum opened in March 2002 with the help of donations. In 2020, the museum completed renovations and reopened in June 2020. Most exhibits now have English captions. Mother and Child statue60 views
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Location of John Manjiro's house in Koto-ku, Tokyo. It's now a school. Manjiro was one of the first Japanese to visit the US.60 viewsMap: https://goo.gl/maps/UazmmJd3FgfTvMsy8
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Huge crowd at Kakunori pond in Kiba Park.59 views
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Yokozuna Jimmaku Kyugoro59 views
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A long line of people wait to enter the museum in Sept. 2013 on the last day of the Thunderbirds exhibition. This is before the museum's opening time.59 views
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Lady Penelope undressed (!), but headless.59 views
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Toilet inside ISS module59 views
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How the war started and expanded.59 views
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Early air raids on Tokyo in 1942 and 1944.59 views
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This is one end of Sendaibori Park, also running along along a river. It also intersects with Yokojukken River.59 views
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On the right of the centerpiece stone is this newer stone (added in 1983) inscribed with the names of the most recent yokozuna.58 views
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Jimmaku58 views
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Since the front side of this stone is full, it continues on the back as you can see here.58 views
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The stunts gradually get more difficult and dramatic.58 views
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They carried bags of rice, barrels of sake, etc., and tossed them in the air. It became a contest for skill and strength. Their stunts are reenacted here for this festival.58 views
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Parker and Lady Penelope. The puppets are about as tall as the length between your fingertips and elbow.58 views
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Lady Penelope58 views
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The background paper moved to create the illusion of flight.58 views
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Shinkai deep sea explorer58 views
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Mockup of a module of the ISS (International Space Station)58 views
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Living quarters inside ISS module58 views
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ISS module mockup58 views
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The ISS module mockup was autographed by many astronauts like Buzz Aldrin. Apparently they all visited Miraikan.58 views
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