More Asakusa Sanjamatsuri
More photos of the great people of Asakusa as they celebrate their massive Sanjamatsuri festival in last month. Asakusa is recognized as the number one tourist spot in Japan with an unbelievable 37 million visitors a year, and 2 million of those during the three day festival itself. It’s easy to imagine just how crowded this relatively small urban area is. Still, one of my favorite aspects of the festival is just looking at all the fantastic people working so hard to make it a traditional and fun festival for all. What about these people pressed hard against each other carrying their omikoshi near Sensou temple? And of course the kids with their miniature, while just being pulled it must still be quite heavy as we can interpret from the frown on the face of the girl indicating her sore shoulder to her friend. I still have hundreds of good photos from the festival but I doubt I’ll post very many more, after all, we’re heading into festival season!