Monday, 17 November 2014

The largest Shinto Festival

The Sanja Festival
10 Oct 2014 | From Ruco of Japan

Sanja Festival is one of the three great Shinto festivals in Tokyo. It is held in May every year. Sanja Matsuri, literally "Three Shrine Festival",  is considered one of the wildest and largest.

The festival is held in honor of Hinokuma Hamanari, Hinokuma Takenari and Hajino Nakatomo, the three men who established and founded Sensō-ji. Its prominent parades revolve around three mikoshi (three portable shrines referenced in the festival's name), as well as traditional music and dancing. Over the course of three days, the festival attracts 1.5 to 2 million locals and tourists every year.

More information at Japan Guide.

Source: Wikipedia

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