Japan’s No.1 Festival!! Asakusa Sanja Matsuri (Festival)!

 

Hello!! Summer 2014 is just around the corner!!

I took my son to Asakusa sanja matsuri last weekend in Asakusa, Tokyo. Do you know the hottest festival?

FYI:http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/spot/festival/asakusasanja.html

 

Carrying  an “Omikoshi” (almost 100 portable shrines were around there!!)  with team members is the biggest event and this photo below is a kid’s size shrine.

 

asakusa sanja matsuri

 

asakusa sanja matsuri

My boy loves dancing 🙂

 

asakusa sanja matsuri

 

 

Surprisingly, he could join the event!! Basically people who lives there can join, but my friend’s step mother invited him and lend him a happi (a traditional costume for festival). A red ribbon is the sign on the shoulder to get some snacks XD!

 

 

snacks

snacks!

 

asakusa sanja matsuri

 

many of little kids played Japanese drums.  They were all good players really!!

 

asakusa sanja matsuri

 

This one was carried by all adults, and seemed so heavey!

 

 

yatai

 

Oh! Don’t forget to eat street foods! This is one of pleasures at a festival.

 

yatai

 

cucumbers….

 

yatai

 

 

I got a baked fish (Ayu in Japanese, a sweetfish)! yum yum…

 

asakusa sanja matsuri

 

I happened to find a lady in beautiful kimono 🙂

 

 

asakusa sanja matsuri

 

“SHISHIMAI”. (lion dance)

 

asakusa sanja matsuri

 

 

Here is Sensoji. Tons of people come to pray.

 

Sensoji Temple

 

Here is inside of the temple.

 

 

I had really good day and for my son as well! We both love OMATSURI!! I really recommend you to visit this festival if you really feel Japanese traditional event and hottest people!!

 

 

 

 

 

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