Asakusa Samba Carnival

As one of the three largest and most popular summer festivals in Tokyo (together with Sumida River Fireworks Festival and Koenji Awa Odori), the annual Asakusa Samba Carnival was held on Saturday, August 29, 2009.


This Brazilian dance parade was held along the streets near the Sensoji Temple and the Asakusa subway station.  A beautiful and sunny Saturday, many tourists and locals attended and it was very crowded indeed.


Since this was a parade, there were a few floats …




… and lots of musicians and dancers in very colorful (and sometimes strange) costumes.




Some more characters in colorful costumes.

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Of course, there were many samba dancers in sexy costumes, below are just a few pictures.  Samba, samba, samba …

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For more samba fun, Brazilian Day in Japan will be celebrated this weekend on September 5-6 in Yoyogi Park in Tokyo with food, samba dancing and live music.

10 thoughts on “Asakusa Samba Carnival

    • Yes, there seems to be a lot of events held at Yoyogi Park throughout the year. Of course, you can always watch the Rockability gang who seem to have been there forever it seems!

    • In the summer (actually throughout the year), there are lots of different festivals throughout Japan (as you can probably tell from all my festival blog posts) – I guess the Japanese love to party!

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