Tuesday, May 22, 2012

(54) Asakusa Sanja Matsuri (IΙ): The other O-mikoshi


I’m not sure that the particular photo really conveys the size of the crowds that gather around the three big o-mikoshi, the ones which actually honor the three “saints” of Sanja Matsuri (the name literally translates as “celebration of the three shrines”). But managing to even shoot under these circumstances was a huge task! Just for reference, the street where the picture was taken is a two way street with two lanes for each direction.

(For a bigger version of this picture both in color and black and white, check my "Japan Arekore" set on Flickr)

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