Asakusa Kaminariren – Sakurabashi Hanamatsuri Part 1
On the first of April I went to see the Sakurabashi Hanamatsuri (桜橋花祭り) in Asakusa’s Sumida Park, right next to Sumida river. I had heard that there would be a couple of Awaodori teams performing so naturally I had to go! I was lucky enough to catch the newly named Asakusa Kaminariren (浅草雷連) with their handsome new uniforms in white, red and purple. It was a wonderfully clear day with a burning sun that made it really difficult to balance the bright light and the shadows of the photographs. Still, I got a few good snaps of this wonderful Awaodori team! The first real, live Awaodori parade of the year for me!