Today was the second day of the massive, annual, 3-day Sanja Matsuri festival in Asakusa, Tokyo.
|Shrine bearers giving it their all at the Sanja Matsuri 2016|
|Camaraderie at the Sanja Matsuri 2016, Asakusa, Tokyo.|
The Sanja Matsuri (literally "three shrine festival") is associated with Sensoji Temple, or, more accurately, with the Shinto shrine that forms part of the Sensoji Temple. The shrine venerates the founders of what is said to be Tokyo's oldest temple (over 1,200 years), and the Sanja Matsuri likewise celebrates them.
|Children's fife and drum float, Sanja Matsuri, 2016, with Tokyo Skytree in background.|
|Senior participants at the Sanja Matsuri procession, 2016 - Kaminarimon Gate of temple in background.|
|Ornate mikoshi shrine in front of Kaminarimon Gate of Asakusa Temple, Sanja Matsuri 2016.|
|Gambatte! Shrine bearers giving it their all at the Sanja Matsuri 2016.|
|Children with a festive drum and fife float at the 2016 Sanja Matsuri.|
Depending on the weather, I may well go to Asakusa again tomorrow for the climactic third day of the Sanja Matsuri. If so, more coverage on the way!
|Fundoshi-clad participants at the Sanja Matsuri 2016|
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