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My friend Kinichi sent over some pictures of Tokyo recently during the Buddhist O-bon festival.

As he said:

“These photos were taken on the weekend of O-Bon. The one group photos were shot at 8th Block (end block) intersection of Ginza Strip and Old National Highway 0ne on August 12. The freeway shots were taken on August 13 from my window at Hakozaki Intersection which is a notorious intersection for the 24-7 congestion.”

Amazing. No cars, no smog in Tokyo during a weekday. As he put it, “nice and quiet week for a change.”

I have put the pics on my Flickr account, here.

Alex Eckelberry