Travelogue

Sanja Matsuri Daigyoretsu 浅草三社祭之巡遊篇

The first day festival started with the procession known as Daigyorestu.

第一天下午的浅草三社祭大行列启动了连续三天的节庆.

三社祭 Sanja Matsuri procession (8)

The procession consists of priests, musicians, geisha, and performers.

传统歌舞者皆会参与三社祭的巡遊. 最多人想观看的是著名的日本艺妓.

三社祭 Sanja Matsuri procession (5)

The procession passing through Hōzōmon Gate progressing towards the Kannon Hall.

巡遊队伍从柳街徒经半藏门到观音堂,再到浅草神社.

三社祭 Sanja Matsuri procession (1)

On day one, we were standing on the staircase of the Kannon Hall looking down on the parade. A group of city officials were wearing hakama.

三社祭 Sanja Matsuri procession (2)

There were countless cameras and camera phones. There was also a few less considerate photographers using monopole and cable release to take pictures, so whoever behind these camera poles will have the ‘stick’ in every frame of their pictures. I tried my best to focus on different area to avoid more cameras than people in my pictures.

人山相机海. 日本是最大的相机出产国.

三社祭 Sanja Matsuri procession (3)

The Binzasara musicians have the interesting costumes.

编木舞者戴上神秘的帽子. 手中的竹片乐器便是’编木’,像古代的风琴.

三社祭 Sanja Matsuri procession (4)

Binzasara performances were conducted later at the Asakusa Shrine.

三社祭的编木舞是祈求丰收的舞蹈.

三社祭 Sanja Matsuri procession (11)

It was not easy with get a glimpsed of the faces behind the veil, especially standing behind a large crowd of spectators.

三社祭 Sanja Matsuri procession (10)

There were also floats that carried flute and drums musicians.

载著吹笛人和打鼓人的手推花车.

三社祭 Sanja Matsuri procession (9)

The costume for the performers were very colourful and interesting. The ladies in white costume were dressing as the Japanese heron (or crane?).

三社祭 Sanja Matsuri procession (7)

The procession ended in less than 15 minutes from where we stood and watched.

短暂的巡遊片刻便完了. 如果要确保好位置却要站上一两个钟.

三社祭 Sanja Matsuri procession (6)

Later in the afternoon, the local Nakamise community started their procession on day one within the shrine compound.

仲見世是著名的购物街. 仲見世的社团在第一天下午有两场短程的巡遊.

三社祭 Sanja Matsuri procession (12)

Everyone seemed to be ready for the bigger event on Day 2 and the epic procession on Day 3.

第二和第三天的活动将会更加热闹. 大家准备做”人肉沙丁鱼”.

三社祭 Sanja Matsuri procession (13)

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