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Asakusabashi Festivals

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on May 27, 2014

Sometime during the last days of May and the first days of June a number of shrines and temples around Asuksabashi station throws a big joint festival with omikoshi, kagura dancing, hayashi and processions. All the shrines are relatively tiny and the area of Asakusabashi has turned from a residential merchants area to a more or less modern district famous for its wholesellers and craftsmen. Together however they manage to put on quite a good show. The festivals here are also relatively unknown and usually never appears on any tourist guides so visiting these is a good chance to see the truly local festivals almost empty of tourists and photographers! I took these photos during last year’s festivals at various shrines, but most of these photos are from the Ichogaokahachimanjinja (銀杏岡八幡神社) and the Dairoku Tensakaki Shrine (第六天榊神社).

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