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Ashahi Breweries is a building pretending to be a beer glass with an adjacent big golden object.

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Tokyo
Ochanomizu Station, Tokyo

Japanese schoole-girls shoal.

Japanese schoole-girls

Street-market and garages.

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Tokyo
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Nakamise

Both sides of the 250 m street from the Kaminari-mon Gate to the Hozomon Gate are lined with about 90 stores dating from Edo Period.

Asakusa Kannon
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Asakusa Kannon

The oldest temple is said to have been built in 628.

Asakusa Kannon
Asakusa Kannon

The Grand Kaminari-mon Gate with large lantern is a landmark.

Asakusa Kannon
Asakusa Kannon

Tanuki statues often wear big, cone-shaped hats and carry bottles of sake in one hand, and a promissory note or empty purse in the other hand. Tanuki statues always have large bellies. The statues also usually show humorously large testicles, typically hanging down to the floor. Small tanuki statues were marketed as front yard decoration and good luck charm for bringing in prosperity.

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Tanuki statues

You can find something interesting just behind a corner.

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Kanda Myojin

The ancient shrine was allegedly built in 730. It's believed to bring luck in buisiness, family and finding spouses.

Kanda Myojin, Tokyo
Kanda Myojin, Tokyo
Kanda Myojin, Tokyo

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