Mikoshi Men

This was taken at the Sanja Matsuri, one of Tokyo’s biggest festivals, back in July. The mikoshi season is almost over now, but there’s a big one this weekend in Tokyo.

It’s called the Oedo Mikoshi Matsuri in Kiba Koen (link is a .pdf) and is held on Sunday October 12. It features 200 groups and has more than 2000 participants, with 13 large-size portable shrines. There will also be traditional performing arts from the Edo Period (1609-1867) and traditional balad singing called kayo. The ballad singing is from 11:00 to 1:00, and the mikoshi are from 1:00 to 3:30.
Access: 5 minutes walk from [Kiba Sta.] of Tokyo-metro Tozai Line,15 minutes walk from [Kiyosumi Shirakawa Sta.] of Toei Subway Oedo Line and Tokyo-metro Hanzomon Line,15 minutes walk from [Kikukawa Sta.] of Toei Subway Shinjuku Line

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