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Shiba Daijingu – Daradara Matsuri

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on October 13, 2012

Mid-September every year the grand shrine in Shiba, central Tokyo, holds a grand festival called the Daradara Matsuri (芝大神宮のだらだら祭り). It’s well over a week long but I took an hour to visit at the start of the main even, the dances and the omikoshi shrine parade. Here’s a few photos of the ladies performing a traditional dance in this very developed Tokyo downtown district area. It was gorgeous and very strange to see this place without cars and noisy smelly traffic. Imagine if central Tokyo could have days, maybe once a week or once a month without traffic? I will post more photos from this festival later on. Enjoy!

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