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matsuri night 祭のナイト (tsukishima, tokyo)

Posted by
timothy sullivan (Tokyo, Japan) on 8 August 2008 in Cityscape & Urban.

at this tsukishima festival, four giant wooden poles, for holding massive banners (shown here), are buried in the banks of the sumida river, then ceremoniously raised every three years.

i particularly enjoy seeing these kinds of festivals, seeing how a more traditional way of life contrasts--and yet melds--with the modern; of how even in the large city, there are these wonderful, quaint neighborhoods each with their own centuries-old traditions.

NIKON D300 1/3 second F/3.5 ISO 800 24 mm

NIKON D300
1/3 second
F/3.5
ISO 800
24 mm

festival
tokyo
matsuri
東京

tsukishima
月島
ビル