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!
That’s a lot of people. All here for some drinks, a little food, but mostly to have a lot of fun.
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.
Basically people carry the Omikoshi to the tune of drums and flutes. It’s quite interesting to see.
The drums usually lead the Omikoshi
And that’s Sanja Matsuri. Carry a heavy shrine, drinking beer, eating food and dancing. Good times all around!!
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