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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Japanese Costumes @ Sanja Matsuri 浅草三社祭之传统服饰篇

Where else could be a better place to see so many Japanese in their traditional costume than at Sanja Masturi (given that we have limited time on a short visit to Tokyo)?

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We were lucky to see many beautiful hakama and kimono costumes in Asakusa.

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The two geisha passed by me before I have a chance to take a better snapshot.

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Sanja Matsuri Mikoshi 浅草三社祭之神轿篇

The highlight of Asakusa Sanja Matsuri festival is the procession of over 100 portable shrines (float, known as Mikoshi).

浅草三社祭庆典的高潮是百多台神轿涌入浅草的观景。

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The team rocked the float from side to side, with the crowd cheering on them.

几十人抬着笨重的神轿,不停地摇晃。

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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.

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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.

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