2017 Sanja Matsuri
43 images Created 21 May 2017
The Sanja matsuri (Three shrine festival) is one of the three biggest Shinto festivals in Japan. It takes place for 3 days around the third weekend of May and features over 100 large and small mikoshi, or portable shrines, which are paraded around the streets of the historic Asakusa. to bring blessing and luck on the inhabitants. The events attracted between 1.5 to 2 million visitors each year.