Sanja Matsuri – Part 1

The annual Sanja Matsuri (festival) was held around Senso-ji Shrine and the streets of Asakusa in Tokyo from May 14-16, 2010.

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The Sanja Matsuri is one of the three great Shinto festivals in Tokyo (along with the Kanda and Sanno matsuris), and is considered the wildest and largest.

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No festival is complete with lots of stalls of food, drinks, snacks and games.

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Over the course of three days, the festival attracts over 2 million locals and tourists every year …

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… even the dogs attended!

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Stay tuned for the next part featuring festival music and a mikoshi (portable shrines) parade.

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