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This Weekend – Ikebukuro Matsuri

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on September 25, 2015

This weekend sees several festivals take place all over Tokyo, not least the fairly massive Ikebukuro Matsuri. The main area of the festival is in the West exit area of the JR Ikebukuro Station, so it will be hard to miss it. Most of the actual parade ground will be closed to people not participating (those wearing a happi coat) but this means it is easy to find a good spot along the route and get a good look at the many omikohisi, lantern teams and even dancers or taiko drummers performing. After the main event is finished you can catch up with omikoshi and get a closer look here and there around the station. Not to be missed if you have some free time!

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  1. Security Guard said, on September 27, 2015 at 4:00 am

    Looks like a festival episode out of an anime series! Especially when I see the participants in their traditional festival costumes!

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  2. rudyhou said, on November 2, 2015 at 7:05 am

    that first black and white shot is awesome.

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