三連休

22 Mar

Today is the last day of a 三連休 (three-day weekend).
(Click here to read why Friday was a holiday).

As I mentioned in an earlier post (Click here to read it), we paid a visit to our family grave on Friday…then we went to the 「アンパンマンとやなせたかし展」 (”Anpanman & Takashi Yanase Exhibit“) at the 日本橋三越本店 (Mitsukoshi Dep’t Store head store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo).

Here are some photos I took:

Advertisement for the exhibit near the store

Advertisement for the exhibit near the store

"Roll-panna chan" has a split personality. She can turn on her friends.

"Roll-panna chan" has a split personality. She can turn on her friends.

Some of the main "good guys"

Some of the main "good guys"

They've become bugs!

They've become bugs!

「カキクケコちゃん」って! Funny name!

「カキクケコちゃん」って! Funny name!

「だいこんやくしゃ」 His name sounds like "Radish-actor"...but it means "Bad actor"

「だいこんやくしゃ」 His name sounds like "Radish-actor"...but it means "Bad actor"

The "Hamburger Kid"

The "Hamburger Kid"

After we left the exhibit

After we left the exhibit

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Yesterday the weather was really nice in Tokyo. Clear sky, comfortable temperature…perfect weather. So we walked around downtown and stopped in a few stores to get my kids some things that they need for the new school year.

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Yesterday’s weather was perfect…but today’s rainy and very windy. And a bit cold.
It’s too bad because today’s the Tokyo Marathon!
It started at 9:05AM this morning in 新宿 (Shinjuku, Tokyo) and is still going as I type this.
I’m watching it live on TV. It’s scheduled to end at 4:30PM.
The finish line is in お台場 (Odaiba, Tokyo). As of 3:20PM (when I writing this), about 26,000 runners have crossed the finish line…there are still about 9,000 people running it.

It’s too bad they didn’t hold the marathon yesterday when the weather was so much better!

Anyways, I mentioned the Tokyo Marathon in a post a few days ago. (Click here to read it.)

At the beginning of the marathon all 37000 people were crowded together

At the beginning of the marathon all 35000 people were crowded together

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13 Responses to “三連休”

  1. cuteandcurls March 23, 2009 at 2:20 pm #

    Lovely photos of Anpan Man’s exhibition 🙂 What a marathon, must be fun though however if that was me i’d pass out by the time i did just 1km 😀 I guess its a rarity in Japan to have a really nice weather where the skies are clear and blue ..lovely temperature and pleasant ..same as here unless im back at my hometown its always clear blue sky and pleasant weather.

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    • tokyo5 March 23, 2009 at 10:11 pm #

      >I guess its a rarity in Japan to have a really nice weather

      Not at all. The weather is usually beautiful in Japan!

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  2. Eric March 22, 2009 at 11:57 pm #

    Hamburger Kid looks suspiciously like Mayor McCheese.

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    • tokyo5 March 23, 2009 at 1:04 am #

      They might be related. 😉 Hamburger Kid is supposed to be an American (like “Billy The Kid”).

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      • Eric March 23, 2009 at 9:59 am #

        Maybe “Big Mac” (the police guy) is his uncle!

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    • tokyo5 March 23, 2009 at 10:16 am #

      Is the Big Mac character a police officer?
      I don’t remember that.

      Was he always after the “Hamburgler“?

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      • Eric March 23, 2009 at 1:26 pm #

        Yes he was.

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  3. greatwallmarathon March 22, 2009 at 10:32 pm #

    Welcome to the Great Wall of China Marathon!

    Date:May 1,2009
    Place:Beijing China
    Items:Marathon,Half Marathon,10km Marathon,5km Marathon and 10km Walking

    Official Website:
    http://www.greatwallmarathon.com.cn/

    Sincerely Most

    ———————-
    ZHU GUIHUA
    Top Organizer of the Great Wall of China Marathon
    market@beijingglobalmarathon.com
    greatwallmarathon@yahoo.com
    ———————-
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    万里の長城マラソンへようこそ!

    はじめまして、
    第8回万里の長城マラソンへようこそ!
    コース:5km/10km/ハーフ/
        10kmウオーキング/フルマラソン
    開催地:2008年五輪大会の中国北京
    開催日:2009年5月1日(GW中)。
    今年度から 5km:9800円

    ☆資料請求はこちら
    http://www.greatwallmarathon.jp/request.htm

    よろしくお願い致します。
    ————————————–
    万里の長城マラソン責任者
         朱 貴華
    greatwallmarathon_japan@yahoo.co.jp
    日本語協力WEBサイト: http://www.greatwallmarathon.jp

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  4. Brenda March 22, 2009 at 5:45 pm #

    37,000? Really?!? Wow! It was even bigger than I thought! I read that it was capped at 30,000. We watched in Hibiya, then Ginza, Toyosu and finally the finish at the Big Sight. Loads of fun! Great day! I’m going to run the 10k portion next year!

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    • tokyo5 March 22, 2009 at 6:36 pm #

      >37,000?

      Sorry, I mistyped. I corrected my post above.
      The total was 35,000.

      >I read that it was capped at 30,000.

      30,000 for the full race and 5,000 people did the shorter 10KM course.

      >I’m going to run the 10k portion next year!

      Good luck!

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