28 Aug

I went thru some of my photos and decided to post a bunch of them on my blog. Mostly as Slideshows.

For convenience, here’s a menu of the pictures, slideshows, and video on this post:

Turtle Butterfly Beetle
Cicada Kawasaki Halloween Kamakura Horseback Archery
Asakusa Horseback Archery Asakusa New Years Tokyo Disneyland
Park Cherry Blossom Viewing Ibaraki
Yokohama Kameido-Tenjin Harajuku / Shibuya
Ueno Tokyo Tower Tokyo Dome area
Tokyo Stn / Imperial Palace University of Tokyo Tobu Zoo
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First are some of the small animals that have been living in our house recently.

Our ミドリ亀 (Red-eared slider turtle):

My YouTube video of our ミドリ亀 (Red-eared slider turtle):

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The アゲハ蝶 (Swallowtail Butterfly) (and his (cocoon)).

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Here’s a slideshow of our カブト虫 (Rhino beetle) eating gelatin.

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A slideshow of our (Cicada) emerging from it’s moult (outer shell).

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Here’s ハロウィーン (Halloween) at 川崎 (Kawasaki):

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And here’s a slideshow of the 流鏑馬 (Horseback Archery) at 鎌倉 (Kamakura):

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And the 流鏑馬 (Horseback Archery) at 浅草 (Asakusa):

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And here’s a slideshow of New Years at 浅草 (Asakusa):

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東京ディズニーランド (Tokyo Disneyland):

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A park near our house:

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花見 (Cherry Blossom Viewing):

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茨城県 (Ibaraki) is a countryside prefecture to the north of 東京都 (Tokyo):

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横浜 (Yokohama):

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亀戸天神 (Kameido-Tenjin Shrine):

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原宿 (Harajuku) and 渋谷 (Shibuya):

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These photos are from 上野 (Ueno):

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東京タワー (Tokyo Tower):

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The 東京ドーム (Tokyo Dome) area (including the amusement park and 小石川後楽園 (Koishikawa-kourakuen Japanese Gardens)). There happened to be a cosplay event on the day I took these photos:

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東京駅 (Tokyo Train Station) and the 皇居 (Imperial Palace):

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東京大学 (The University of Tokyo):

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東武動物公園 (Tobu-Doubutsukouen Zoo):

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両国 (Ryougoku), the area of Tokyo with the 国技館 (Sumo Arena):

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Please leave a comment of what you think of these photos!

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4 Responses to “Photos”

  1. tokyo5 September 6, 2008 at 10:04 pm #

    >how early would you recommend?

    At least an hour before the show.

    >Also, what time does the archery show and all the festivities normally begin?

    The festival is all day on both the 15th and 16th. But the 流鏑馬 (Horseback Archery) is on the 16th from 1:00PM – 4:00PM. As I said, though, it’s crowded and if you don’t get a spot (near one of the targets is best) beforehand, you won’t be able to see anything.


  2. bartman905 September 6, 2008 at 8:40 pm #

    > Get there early, or you won’t be able to get a place to see anything.

    Really, how early would you recommend? Also, what time does the archery show and all the festivities normally begin?


  3. tokyo5 August 29, 2008 at 9:58 pm #


    Yes, 流鏑馬 (Horseback Archery) is alot of fun to watch. You should see it if you have a chance.
    Get there early, or you won’t be able to get a place to see anything.
    And I also heard that the festival is that weekend…and that the Archery show is the 16th (Tuesday).

    And, yes, Monday, Sept 15 is 敬老の日 (“Respect For The Aged” Day).


  4. bartman905 August 29, 2008 at 8:47 pm #

    Thanks for sharing the pics!

    I would love to see the Kamakura horseback archery. I think I read somewhere ( that the dates this year are from September 14-16. Is the archery usually held only on the last day? September 16 is a Tuesday and a workday 😦 … September 15 is a holiday Monday, yay.


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