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sanja matsuri beginnings 三社祭の始め (asakusa, tokyo)

Posted by
timothy sullivan (Tokyo, Japan) on 17 May 2008 in Lifestyle & Culture.

the sanjya matsuri ("three shrine festival") is one of Tokyo's most famous festivals, drawing over a million tourists annually. each area of asakusa seems to have its own set of mikoshi (shown in this photo), a kind of "portable shrine" that is supported by a dozen or so volunteers who kind of "dance" with it through the side-streets leading up to the giant temple of Senso-ji.

NIKON D300 1/200 second F/4.0 ISO 400 85 mm

NIKON D300
1/200 second
F/4.0
ISO 400
85 mm

festival
tokyo
東京
三社祭
mikoshi
神輿