Asakusa ‘Sanja Matsuri’ Tokyo festival reaches climax

An annual festival at a shrine in Tokyo’s Asakusa district has reached its climax with the procession of 3 large portable shrines.

The centuries-old “Sanja Matsuri” of Asakusa Shrine signals the arrival of summer. Sunday is the last day of the 3-day event. 

Men and women wearing “happi” coats and headbands walked through the shrine compound bearing the 3 shrines on their shoulders early in the morning.

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