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Sugamo in Toshima,Tokyo is more commonly known as the Harajuku of Old Ladies. Harajuku is one of the youth fashion Meccas of japan capital city and caters for all the needs a dedicated follower of alternative fashions could need. Sugamo does the same for Tokyo's increasing population of older people. The latest fashions in walking sticks or comfortable shoes are sold in shops along its famed...
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  • A Japanese woman pours water onto the Arai Kannon statue at Toganji Temple, Sugamo, Tokyo, Japan Friday, March 11th 2011. Sugamo is affectionately known as the old lady Harajuku, in reference to the Mecca for youth fashions in the South of Tokyo, and is a popular place for Tokyo's increasingly aged population. The Arai Kannon statue is a famous religious icon at Togan-ji temple in the heart of Sugamo, where people go to rub the statue with a white cloth in the hopes of curing sickness and ensuring a long, healthy life.
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  • A Japanese rubs the Arai Kannon statue at Toganji Temple, Sugamo, Tokyo, Japan Friday March 11th 2011. Sugamo is affectionately known as the old lady Harajuku, in reference to the Mecca for youth fashions in the South of Tokyo, and is a popular place for Tokyo's increasingly aged population. The Arai Kannon statue is a famous religious icon at Togan-ji temple in the heart of Sugamo, where people go to rub the statue with a white cloth in the hopes of curing sickness and ensuring a long, healthy life.
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  • A Japanese woman pours water onto the Arai Kannon statue at Toganji Temple, Sugamo, Tokyo, Japan Friday, March 11th 2011. Sugamo is affectionately known as the old lady Harajuku, in reference to the Mecca for youth fashions in the South of Tokyo, and is a popular place for Tokyo's increasingly aged population. The Arai Kannon statue is a famous religious icon at Togan-ji temple in the heart of Sugamo, where people go to rub the statue with a white cloth in the hopes of curing sickness and ensuring a long, healthy life.
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  • A monkey god at Sarutahiko temple in Sugamo, Tokyo, Japan. Friday, August 14th 2009. Sugamo is affectionately known as the old lady Harajuku, in reference to the Mecca for youth fashions in the South of Tokyo, and is a popular place for Tokyo's increasingly aged population.
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  • Campaigners against the raising of the pension age to 75 protest at the end of Jizo Dori street in Sugamo, an area famous with older Japanese. Tokyo, Japan Friday, August 14th 2009
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  • A woman washes the Arai kannon statue in an effort to cure sickness at Togan-ji temple in Sugamo, Tokyo, Japan. Tuesday, November 24th 2009. Sugamo is affectionately known as the old lady Harajuku, in reference to the Mecca for youth fashions in the South of Tokyo, and is a popular place for Tokyo's increasingly aged population.
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  • A Female monk or nun in a traditional hat blesses people at the entrance to Togan-jio temple in Sugamo, an area of Tokyo popular with older people. Japan Tuesday, November 24th 2009
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  • A priest in yellow robes waits at the entrance to Togan-ji temple in Sugamo to collect alms, Tokyo, Japan Sunday December 16th 2007. Sugamo is affectionately known as the old lady Harajuku, in reference to the Mecca for youth fashions in the South of Tokyo, and is a popular place for Tokyo's increasingly aged population.
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  • Older women shopping on Jizo Dori shopping street in Sugamo, Tokyo, Japan  Sunday December 16th 2007. Sugamo is affectionately known as the old lady Harajuku, in reference to the Mecca for youth fashions in the South of Tokyo, and is a popular place for Tokyo's increasingly aged population.
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  • Shadow of an old woman using a walking cane on a wicker ramp, put up to avoid slippery steps in snowy weather, at the entrance to Togan-ji shrine in Sugamo, Tokyo, Japan. Monday February 4th 2008. Sugamo is affectionately known as the old lady Harajuku, in reference to the Mecca for youth fashions in the South of Tokyo, and is a popular place for Tokyo's increasingly aged population.
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  • An old man prays at Togan-ji shrine in Sugamo, Tokyo, Japan. Monday February 4th 2008. Sugamo is affectionately known as the old lady Harajuku, in reference to the Mecca for youth fashions in the South of Tokyo, and is a popular place for Tokyo's increasingly aged population.
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  • An older Japanese man at  Toganji Temple in Sugamo, Tokyo, Japan. Saturday, January 24th 2009. Sugamo is affectionately known as the old lady Harajuku, in reference to the Mecca for youth fashions in the South of Tokyo, and is a popular place for Tokyo's increasingly aged population.
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  • Japanese women sort through the iconic red underwear that is supposed to bring health to the wearer. Sugamo, Tokyo, Japan. Saturday January 24th 2009. Sugamo is affectionately known as the old lady Harajuku, in reference to the Mecca for youth fashions in the South of Tokyo, and is a popular place for Tokyo's increasingly aged population. The red underwear on sale here has become an iconic garment to Sugamo,
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  • A mannequin with acupuncture stickers on it at Toganji Temple in Sugamo, Tokyo, Japan Saturday, March 7th 2009. Sugamo is affectionately known as the old lady Harajuku, in reference to the Mecca for youth fashions in the South of Tokyo, and is a popular place for Tokyo's increasingly aged population.
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  • A mannequin with acupuncture stickers on it at Toganji Temple in Sugamo, Tokyo, Japan. Saturday, March 7th 2009. Sugamo is affectionately known as the old lady Harajuku, in reference to the Mecca for youth fashions in the South of Tokyo, and is a popular place for Tokyo's increasingly aged population.
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  • Sale price displays at shops along Jizo Dori shopping street in Sugamo, Tokyo, Japan. Friday, August 14th 2009. Sugamo is affectionately known as the old lady Harajuku, in reference to the Mecca for youth fashions in the South of Tokyo, and is a popular place for Tokyo's increasingly aged population.
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  • The famous red underwear that is supposed to provide health and long life to the wearer on sale in a store on Jizo Dori in Sugamo, Tokyo, Japan. Friday, August 14th 2009. Sugamo is affectionately known as the old lady Harajuku, in reference to the Mecca for youth fashions in the South of Tokyo, and is a popular place for Tokyo's increasingly aged population.
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  • An older Japanese woman using a walking aid crosses a street in Sugamo, Tokyo, Japan. Friday, August 14th 2009. Sugamo is affectionately known as the old lady Harajuku, in reference to the Mecca for youth fashions in the South of Tokyo, and is a popular place for Tokyo's increasingly aged population.
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  • Monks at  Shinshoji Temple, Sugamo, Tokyo, Japan Wednesday, April 14th 2010. Sugamo is affectionately known as the old lady Harajuku, in reference to the Mecca for youth fashions in the South of Tokyo, and is a popular place for Tokyo's increasingly aged population.
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  • An colourfully decorated arch on Jizo Dori shopping street in Sugamo, Tokyo, Japan Wednesday, April 14th 2010. Sugamo is affectionately known as the old lady Harajuku, in reference to the Mecca for youth fashions in the South of Tokyo, and is a popular place for Tokyo's increasingly aged population.
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  • The legs and walking stick of an old man ascending the steps at Toganji temple in Sugamo, Tokyo, Japan Wednesday, April 14th 2010. Sugamo is affectionately known as the old lady Harajuku, in reference to the Mecca for youth fashions in the South of Tokyo, and is a popular place for Tokyo's increasingly aged population.
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  • Shoppers look at clothes on Jizo Doro street including the iconic red underwear and socks that are meant to bring health and vigor to the wearer. Sugamo, Tokyo, Japan Wednesday, April 14th 2010
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  • An older Japanese woman among other shoppers look at on Jizo Doro street in Sugamo, Tokyo, Japan Wednesday, April 14th 2010. Sugamo is affectionately known as the old lady Harajuku, in reference to the Mecca for youth fashions in the South of Tokyo, and is a popular place for Tokyo's increasingly aged population.
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  • Older Japanese women pour water onto the Arai Kannon statue at Tognaji Temple in  Sugamo, Tokyo, Japan Wednesday, April 14th 2010. Sugamo is affectionately known as the old lady Harajuku, in reference to the Mecca for youth fashions in the South of Tokyo, and is a popular place for Tokyo's increasingly aged population. The Arai Kannon statue is a famous religious icon at Togan-ji temple in the heart of Sugamo, where people go to rub the statue with a white cloth in the hopes of curing sickness and ensuring a long, healthy life.
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  • Hands of an older woman holding a walking cane at Toganji temple in Sugamo, Tokyo, Japan April 14th 2010. Sugamo is affectionately known as the old lady Harajuku, in reference to the Mecca for youth fashions in the South of Tokyo, and is a popular place for Tokyo's increasingly aged population.
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