三社祭 / Sanja Matsuri

Have you ever been to Asakusa? If you have then you might know how many festivals they have. If not, here’s a hint: Many. Asakusa is famous for its many festivals on an almost monthly basis. One of the largest is this one; Sanja Matsuri.

Sanja Matsuri is a festival where for an entire weekend – with breaks of course – Asakusa is a crowded party area of drinking beer, eating snacks but mostly just having a good time. How crowded is it you ask? Take a look!

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That’s a lot of people. All here for some drinks, a little food, but mostly to have a lot of fun.

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If you’ve never heard of Sanja Matsuri! It’s a very large two day festival where people carry お神輿(Omikoshi) in front of Sensoji Temple. If you look at the first picture, you’ll see some in that large group picture.

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Here’s a better one up close.

Basically people carry the Omikoshi to the tune of drums and flutes. It’s quite interesting to see.

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The drums usually lead the Omikoshi

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And that’s Sanja Matsuri. Carry a heavy shrine, drinking beer, eating food and dancing. Good times all around!!

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