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The Samurai squadron marches in the street of Kawagoe during the first day of the Koedo Kawagoe Spring Festival in Saitama.
The Kawagoe is known locally as "Little Edo" (小江戸, Koedo) after the old name for Tokyo, "Edo". Kawagoe castle was the headquarters of the Kawagoe Domain and occupied by close aides of the Tokugawa shogunate. Most of the buildings were dismantled in the 1870s but some remained or were relocated.
Kawagoe is famous for its sweet potatoes, and on the local "Candy Street" one can find such treats as sweet potato chips, sweet potato ice cream, sweet potato coffee, and even sweet potato beer, brewed at the local Coedo Brewery. (Wikipedia)
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[Photo Archive] March 2009
Location: Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan
Camera: Nikon D700 + AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1.4G
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