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More Shirasaginomai Dancers

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on April 18, 2013

More photos from the white egret dancers – the shirasaginomai (白鷺の舞) at Asakusa’s Sensoji last weekend. During the ceremony one of the participants throw confetti in the air. I didn’t manage to catch any this time around, but they are actually small good luck charms that the people watching were really happy to catch as they blew past in the strong wind. The kids were adorable when they fought the impulse to run out and catch them! This is definitively one of my favorite ceremonies of Tokyo!
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  1. […] Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, published by Penguin/Intermix. For much more gifted photos of this dance, check out Tokyobling’s Blog! […]

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