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Sanja matsuri festival in Asakusa, Tokyo

Portrait of festival supporters showing off the large lump they have on their shoulders from carrying Mikoshi around the streets of Asakusa during the Sanja matsuri. Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. Sunday May 15th 2016 The Sanja matsuri is one of the biggest festivals in Japan. Taking place over the 3 days of the second weekend of May (May 13th to 15th) it features many mikoshi, or portable shrines, that are carried around by local groups to bring blessings and prosperity to their neighbourhoods

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2016 Sanja Matsuri, Japanese Matsuri
Portrait of festival supporters showing off the large lump they have on their shoulders from carrying Mikoshi around the streets of Asakusa during the Sanja matsuri. Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. Sunday May 15th 2016 The Sanja matsuri is one of the biggest festivals in Japan. Taking place over the 3 days of the second weekend of May (May 13th to 15th) it features many mikoshi, or portable shrines, that are carried around by local groups to bring blessings and prosperity to their neighbourhoods