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Narita Gionsai – Omikoshi

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

A few weeks ago I visited the fantastic Narita Gionsai in neighboring Chiba Prefecture’s Narita City, famous for hosting Japan’s biggest international airport as well as the grand Naritasan temple. The street from Narita station to the temple itself is wonderfully quaint and old fashioned, and I managed to catch the omikoshi procession as it made its way to and from the temple. The main attraction of this festival however, is the massive festival wagons, hence the rather low key omikoshi ceremonies!

I will post more about the grand Narita Gionsai later in the week!

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