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Sugamo

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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Sugamo, Old Lady town in Tokyo
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.