Asakusa Sanja Matsuri Festival 2017, it was hot!

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Have you seen this shrunk lantern at Kaminarimon gate? They do this only for three days in a year so that Mikoshi could be carried through under the gate during Sanja Festival. Sanja Festival of Asakusa Shrine is one of the most popular festival in Tokyo. It is said that started in 1312 based on the legend on the shrine. … READ MORE

Aoi Festival in Kyoto 葵祭り

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Aoi Festival (Hollyhock Festival) is one of the three major festivals in Kyoto. It is known as the most graceful and most elegant festival in classic fashion style. As it started about 1400 years ago with three intervals, people in the parade dress in the 8th century imperial and aristocrat wears.  Like other festivals, this festival is dedicated to Shimogamo … READ MORE