Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thursday Snapshot: Giant Kokeshi Dolls in Sugamo

Illuminated kokeshi outside Koganji Temple in Sugamo.

Friends of friends were visiting this past August and I volunteered to tour them about one day. We ended up in Sugamo, a.k.a. Grandma's Harajuku. Renowned for its old ladies wear, red underwear (red makes you healthy and energetic), and slightly salty daifuku mochi, we spotted this lovely trio near the entrance to Koganji Temple.

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