Kanda Myojin Omikoshi Togyo – Part 2

… continued from Part 1.

The other highlight of the Kanda Myojin Omikoshi or Kanda Matsuri (Kanda Festival) was held on Sunday, May 10, 2009, as about 200 mikoshi (portable shrines) owned by the town were carried through the town of Kanda and Akihabara, Tokyo’s electric town.

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The streets were closed to traffic as a sea of townspeople participated in the event, watched by tourists and others.

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There were many different types of mikoshi, large and small, enthusiastically carried by old and young, men and women, wearing different colored hopi coats.

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It was a whole day event and the people needed some breaks.

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The final destination is the Kanda Myojin Shrine, where the mikoshi is blessed by the Shinto priest.

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