Harajuku/Omote Sando/Aoyama

原宿・表参道・青山

Meiji Jingu Shrine

The Shinto shrine that is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken.

Yabusame (流鏑馬)

A type of mounted archery in traditional Japanese archery.

Held on November 3 every year at the west approach of the shrine. *Taken by Nazuki Yoshida

Wedding ceremony according to Shinto rites

IMG_7128Taken by Isao Tokuhashi

11420050_824537477636657_1547610037_n11124876_824537500969988_1226085706_nTaken by Megumi Honzawa

13139282_977191038996107_2733404073079649424_n13087564_977191018996109_881374793399343180_nTaken by Rieko Ishikawa

12705353_825597274213124_2494201378912289116_n12745458_825597287546456_8154053366278925816_n12745961_825597264213125_4938762803534328182_n10606021_825597237546461_8192384177999807808_nTaken by Masanori Tsuchibuchi

12548848_938844199564511_5570080518020067764_n12400650_938844216231176_8136496053919465316_n12400765_938844282897836_8046384217266641152_n12509395_938844292897835_8634886451597030743_n12540884_938844329564498_3738324192873047417_nIce Sculpture Exhibition (Until Jan 11, 2016)  *Taken by Liu Zengmei

10934520_647227562050097_615883915_nA well in Meiji Shrine, which mirrors autumn color of leaves. *Taken by Masanori Tsuchibuchi

 

Omote Sando

A Zelkova tree-lined avenue located in Shibuya-ku and Minato-ku, Tokyo stretching from the entrance to the Meiji Shrine, to Aoyama-dori. It was originally created in the Taish0 era as the frontal (表 Omote) approach (参道 Sando) to the Shrine. Today Omote Sando is known as one of the foremost “architectural showcase” streets in the world, featuring a multitude of fashion flagship stores.

Taken by Megumi Honzawa

15230558_1319630831413643_7291110646743422082_nTaken by Naoko Okada

14937447_1098307583551118_42632687526161640_nChristmas illumination at Omotesando Hills *Taken by Rieko Ishikawa

12733575_10153944704244233_5142244311885065514_nTaken by Ayaka Fukuda

omotesando illuminationsTaken by Megumi Honzawa

Omotesando 2009Taken in 2009 by Bas Martens

 

Harajuku

A district in Shibuya, Tokyo. Harajuku is known internationally as a center of Japanese youth culture and fashion.

Summer weekend Takeshita Dori Street *Taken by Isao Tokuhashi

17522835_526549714399685_1328012342032250730_nTaken at Togo Jinja Shrine by Masao Shibata. It was built in 1940 and dedicated to Marshal-Admiral Marquis Togo Heihachiro shortly after his death.

12112323_10153057068051816_5876106145345098120_nTaken at Togo Jinja Shrine by Elena Churilova

IMG_6536Weekend Takeshita Dori Street *Taken by Isao Tokuhashi

12316143_902009643180914_8966160901075625901_nTaken by Rieko Ishikawa

IMG_1240IMG_1236IMG_1242Taken by Isao Tokuhashi

 

Aoyama

One of the most popular entertainment and shopping areas for young people in Tokyo. It is well known for its fashion houses, restaurants, and shopping.

Floating tea room at Nezu Museum *Taken by Sosen Imai

999832_909773552446382_8701949810264617815_n (1)Taken by Megumi Honzawa

10418372_798023170305488_8751148940835681829_nFarmer’s Market@UNU (United Nations University) *Taken by Kanae Tanaka

 

Yoyogi Park

One of the largest parks in Tokyo, located adjacent to Harajuku Station and Meiji Shrine.

18519547_10211600299575852_3173091749190979763_n18527650_10211600298935836_5272505489079959180_n18582365_10211600298815833_705981365665693103_nOkinawa Matsuri 2017 held on May 20,21, 2017. *Taken by Masayuki Miyazaki

18057977_10211385843094574_555811181174488246_n18118454_10211385848214702_4941578792162860469_n18118870_10211385849454733_5518313279556980680_n18056878_10211385898255953_442134324467834807_n18058115_10211385897375931_7959872619944108790_n18119291_10211385844214602_7625195276575113588_nEarth Day Tokyo 2017 *Taken by Masayuki Miyazaki

15590144_1591933944167084_2507711184110219163_n15578445_1591933887500423_4138994059969209826_nTaken by Kenny Hi

15135829_1352932111416193_7920232739409682857_nThe Blue Cave *Taken by Tadashi Sasaki

13199297_10208269131618735_829404727_o13199477_10208269130698712_1523571062_o13148404_10208269129738688_1276109044_o13170626_10208269129898692_434463472_oTokyo Rainbow Pride 2016 *Taken by Masayuki Miyazaki

13015496_10153517633621190_2203664094500354509_nEarth Day Tokyo 2016 *Taken by Miwako Dias

12112295_10153819430897107_2610111306976294008_nPeople celebrating cherry blossoms. *Taken by David Burger

12734133_10207545600490909_2800191747825238050_n12744706_10207545602010947_9217582805058861671_n12715231_10207545600970921_718109927733591502_n12670583_10207545600690914_5322230581579672824_n12687876_10207545602050948_914327568012915081_n12742108_10207545601130925_5150684549134037590_n12728802_10207545601530935_6038156224540187920_nWinter sakura (Fuyuzakura) *Taken by Masayuki Miyazaki

12341131_10153696524982357_2004803360325965521_n12313546_10153696525112357_7076378470795210454_n12342485_10153696525537357_7334936264021835406_n12316123_10153696525252357_8558059174086003374_nTaken by Masako Ikehara

10645043_10153227351306438_7339198993246002279_n11063625_10153227351266438_51460498160120412_nJapanese rockabilly dancers, who perform in the park every Sunday afternoon. *Taken by Mekdachi Khalil

 

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