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Enoshima Shrine Festival – Through the Town

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on July 22, 2015

If you have ever been to Enoshima you know that the main street running through the little town is absolutely tiny, not even bicycles make it up it. So it was quite fun to see the big Omikoshi make its way down the stairs, through gates and under torii (the π shaped gates in front of shinto shrines) and finally down the main street, pushing tourists, shoppers and townspeople aside as it passed down towards the ocean. I was lucky enough to know a shortcut in a tiny alley to the side of the main street so I could hurry around the omikoshi and get a few photos of it as it emerged onto the plaza in front of the fist torii. More photos to come!







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  1. nocturnaltwins said, on July 23, 2015 at 3:50 am

    It must be tricky taking pictures in such a crowded environment. Everybody is jostling and others probably want to get a good picture too.


  2. rudyhou said, on November 2, 2015 at 8:02 am

    wow. that street looks so jammed packed. how could they move the shrine from one end to the other seems impossible to me.


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