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Aizu Jibo Dai-Kannon

With a height of 57 meters, the giant statue of Kannon in Aizu-Wakamatsu is the 31st tallest statue in the world. Erected 31 years ago, it represents the Buddhist goddess Kannon in the version Compassionate Mother (Jibo Kannon in Japanese).

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Hakone Checkpoint
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Hakone Checkpoint

Hakone Checkpoint

During the Edo period the five main roads leading to Edo were controlled with 53 checkpoints (sekisho). The most important road was Tokaido, which was connecting Kyoto to Edo, and the main checkpoint on it was at Hakone.

The checkpoints were controlling travel permits and were performing a strict control of guns, which were completely forbidden in Edo. Also, the domain lords families (wifes and daughters) were not allowed to exit Edo, were they were held by the Shogunate as hostages.

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Kanemori Red Brick Warehouses
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Kanemori Red Brick Warehouses

Kanemori Red Brick Warehouses

A century and a half ago, after the opening of the Hakodate harbour for international commerce, a merchant from Nagasaki came to Hakodate to open a company named Kanemori Haberdasher’s Shop. The name of the company comes from Kane, meaning “money” and Mori from Moriya, the name of the pharmacy he used to work with in Nagasaki.

The Kanemori company has built a row of warehouses made of red bricks which, renovated in 1909, are now among the landmarks of Hakodate. Some are still used as warehouses, while others are housing a large variety of shops and restaurants.

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A street from 60s Tokyo at Toyota History Garage
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A street from 60s Tokyo at Toyota History Garage

A street from 60s Tokyo at Toyota History Garage

Opened this year, the Toyota History Garage in Odaiba, Tokyo, is a certain must see for everyone who enjoys vintage cars. Plus, it offers a glimpse of the life in Tokyo, 60 years ago, because one of the halls reproduces a Tokyo street from the 1960s, with shops, posters, room interiors, garage interiors, and of course cars.

In today’s photo you can see a 1960 pickup truck Datsun 1000 (G222), one of the first cars that established Datsun in the American market.

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Meguro River Winter Illumination
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Meguro River Winter Illumination

Meguro River Winter Illumination

Along the Meguro River in Tokyo there are two stretches illuminated by hundreds of thousands of pink LED lights, one around the Nakameguro Station and another (photographed here) between the Osaki and Gotanda Station.

An interesting fact is that all the electricity used for these LEDs comes from renewable energy. Waste edible oil is collected from the nearby homes and restaurants and changed into biodiesel fuel…

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Sankyo Warehouses
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Sankyo Warehouses

Sankyo Warehouses

During the Edo period, the city of Sakata, in the Yamagata Prefecture, was an important center for rice commerce, being also an important harbor on the route Maizuru Bay to Hokkaido. Because of this, an impressive row of rice warehouses were built here in 1839.

Probably the most amazing fact is that these warehouses were designed so well that even today 9 of them are still used for their original purpose. Their raised roofs were made to ensure ventilation, and the surrounding Zelkova trees were planted to keep the area cool in summer and to block the cold winds during winter.

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Sendai Mediatheque in autumn night
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Sendai Mediatheque in autumn night

Japanese mascots, Sendai version Donpen

One of the most powerful warlords of the Sengoku Jidai era, Date Masamune, is still in the memory of people of Sendai, where he built his castle after the Battle of Sekigahara.

Today even Donpen, the mascot of the popular discount chain store Don Quijote (Donki), is represented with the crescent-moon-bearing helmet of Date Masamune.

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Sendai Aoba Castle site
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Sendai Aoba Castle site

Sendai Aoba Castle site

After the Battle of Sekigahara, the warlord Date Masamune received permission from the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu to move from Iwadeyama to Sendai, which was closer to Edo.

The new castle was named Aoba, after the name of the Aobayama mountain. It featured strong fortifications, but its main keep was never finished. The castle was dismantled, like many other castles, at the beginning of the Meiji period.

Today the site of the Aoba castle is marked by the stones of the old walls of the palace and by an equestrian statue of Date Masamune.

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Japanese traditional architecture, Magariya
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Japanese traditional architecture, Magariya