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[Photos] Japanese Samba Carnival in Tokyo 2009
Tokyo ends August with a steamy Samba Carnival
David Michael Weber (crossfire)     Print Article 
Published 2009-09-07 14:42 (KST)   


The summer ended in Tokyo with the steaminess of humidity, and of sexy samba. While summer ends on September 21, many Japanese view the end of August as the end of summer -- much like school-age children do in the United States.
It was in this mindset that a celebration took place in the Asakusa district of Tokyo: the annual samba carnival. As is often the case, the carnival was host to an array of scantily-clad women sambaing, to the delight of photographers.

A samba dancer and the appreciative onlooking crowd
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A leaking walking water faucet
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Dancing Water Drops
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The Plucky Piranha Make a Splash at the Carnival
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Goth Samba
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Marie Antoinette meets Bride of Frankenstein?
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Samba Vikings Taking a Break
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A native Tennesseean, David M. Weber is currently at the grammatical grindstone cranking out gerunds, dangling modifiers and perfecting tenses as an English teacher in Japan. In his travels, he has hiked the Inca Trail, been mugged in Mexico City, broke his leg in Switzerland, attempted to bike through Mexico and failed, climbed Pyramids in Egypt and Mexico, drank great quantities of beer at Oktoberfest and gambled at Monte Carlo.
Other articles by reporter David Michael Weber

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