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Shinjuku Keio Plaza Hotel doll's day display

Hinamatsuri at the Keio Plaza Hotel in 2017

In Japan, Hinamatsuri, also known as Girl’s Day or Doll’s Day, is celebrated on March 3.  It’s when Japanese families pray for their girls’ health, prosperity, and happiness.  For the event, families display a set of traditional Japanese Hina dolls.  It’s a great cultural tradition. As I’d never taken pictures of this event, I thought …

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people walking past Christmas trees

Shinjuku Southern Terrace lights up for Christmas in 2016

Shinjuku Southern Terrace has always been popular in Tokyo for Christmas.  Lights adorn the trees and bathe them in a pretty glow.  Many people go to see them. I’ve been to the terrace many times, but 2016 was my first time for this Christmas event, and I was impressed.  Lights ups are very popular in …

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