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Friday, Sept. 19, 2003


Musket firings to fete Tokugawa

A group of 200 people dressed as samurai warriors and riflemen will go on parade and shoot muskets at eight places around JR Okubo and Shin Okubo stations in Tokyo Sept. 28 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the establishment of the Tokugawa Shogunate.

The first firing of the real matchlock muskets, which will be conducted by 35 of the marching samurai, will take place at 9:45 a.m. at Kaichu Inari Shrine, a one-minute walk from Shin Okubo Station toward Okubo Station.

The other firings will take place at: 10:10 a.m. at Hotel Kaiyo (2-27-2 Hyakunin-cho), 10:35 a.m. at NTT Shinjuku Bldg. (1-5-1 Kita Shinjuku), 11 a.m. at Kimura-ya Bldg. (7-5-14 Nishi Shinjuku), 11:25 a.m. at Choko-ji Temple (1-5-2 Hyakunin-cho), 11:45 a.m. at Seibu Railway Transformer Station (east side of Shin-Okubo station), noon at Toyama Elementary School (2-1-38 Hyakunin-cho), 1:30 p.m. at Nishi Toyama Baseball Field (4-1-1 Hyakunin-cho), and 2:30 p.m. at Kaichu Inari Shrine.

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