The highlight of Asakusa Sanja Matsuri festival is the procession of over 100 portable shrines (float, known as Mikoshi).
The team rocked the float from side to side, with the crowd cheering on them.
The heavy lifting is not exclusive for men during Sanja Masturi festival at Asakusa, Tokyo.
Ladies and children joined the adult men to take on the very heavy mikoshi (portable shrine).
The first day festival started with the procession known as Daigyorestu.
The procession consists of priests, musicians, geisha, and performers.