Asakusa 浅草

Asakusa is definitely on the top 3 most visited attractions in Tokyo by tourists.

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The big red lantern was shrunk up during our visit on the Sanja Matsuri to make way for the tall Mikoshi floats to pass through the low ceiling under the gate. Lanterns are one of the memorable items at Asakusa Shrine.

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Red is definitely the dominant colour in Japanese shrines.

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Preparation for Sanja Matsuri 2012 浅草三社祭之准备篇

Sanja Masturi, one of the 3 largest festivals in Tokyo, Japan.

浅草三社祭是日本东京三大节庆之一。

三社祭 Sanja Matsuri Preparation (8)

Today is the last day of the 3 days celebration at Asakusa Shrine.

今年的活动从5月18日到20日。

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