Tuesday, November 12, 2013

(430) Nebuta in Asakusa – 2

The first of the nebuta that visited us this past weekend was a golden (OK, yellow) dragon –the symbolism makes sense if you know that the official name of Sensoji is “Kinryu-zan” (金龍山), that is “Golden Dragon Mountain” (there is no mountain –it’s just that all Buddhist temples have the word “mountain” in their official names).

(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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