As the title indicates, this entry is all about photos I’ve taken on my walk around Sensoji shrine, in Asakusa, Tokyo. Under the category Walk Around, I want to share with all readers the best of every place, only by photography. Those special moments or things while travelling that might escape the always busy tourist eyes.
I like to stroll around Asakusa and Sensoji, it has become like my tradition to come here everytime I’m back in Japan.
It feels like a special spot to me, and holds the greatest festivals in Tokyo.
The entry to the Sensoji shrine in Asakusa is the kaminarimon that translated it means “Thunder Gate”.
Hello readers! May and June are festival time in Japan, with lots of events going on every weekend, and unfortunately I don’t have the time or the ability to duplicate myself to go everywhere I want.
Today, sanja matsuri, one of the biggest and oldest in Tokyo, in Senso-ji, Asakusa. I was there last year but I missed the opening. I’ve been at the opening this year, but I missed the rest… Next year I hope to see it during night time, it’s the only thing left for me to see of this festival.
//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsThe number of this festival is the 3. Held on the 3rd weekend of may, representing 3 shrines, and Senso-ji was founded by 3 men (Hinokuma Hamanari, Hinokuma Takenari and Hajino Nakatomo) and the festival is to honour them.//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
During the 3 days that the festival lasts, you can enjoy the atmosphere, the parades, dance and traditional music.