Tokyobling's Blog

Sanja Matsuri – Saturday Snapshots

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on May 18, 2015

This year’s Sanja Matsuri, the festival of the three shrine, was as massive as usual. Saturday was slightly less crowded than usual but the slack was taken up on the Sunday which was even busier than usual. I took these snapshots of the festival in full swing. By the time I took these most omikoshi teams must have been up since dawn, but they still had a long way to go before nightfall! If you want to read more about Tokyo’s most famous festival, just click the tags at the bottom of the post! More photos to come!


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  1. amadl said, on May 19, 2015 at 4:04 am

    The men in the second to Last photo Looked Like they’re going to battLe. Great shot!


    • tokyobling said, on May 19, 2015 at 6:01 am

      Thank you! In a way, that is a very good reading of the photo – and of the situation, the mind of the participants and the origins of the ritual!


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