Asakusa Sanja Matsuri (Festival)


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sanja matsuri

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Last weekend, Sanja Matsuri, one of three great Shinto festivals in Tokyo, was held in Asakusa, where 1.6 million people visited to enjoy various events, venders and mikoshi parade.




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A mikoshi is a portable Shinto shrine.

During the matsuri (festival), people bore a mikoshi on their shoulders.

They brought it from the shrine, carried it around the Asakusa Shrine.

There are women’s mikoshi and kids’ mikoshi too!



asakusa sanja matsuri

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This is the video of Sanja Matsuri.




As you can see, it’s so crowded and wild.


This is JAPAN Style!


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