I don’t think so.
This festival looks like heaven. Gorgeous yakuza tattoos. Who’s going this weekend? (Photo credit).
All dressed up and smiling for the camera. White booties in a large city fascinates me.
It still seems incongruous that every Tokyo shrine festival features, amidst food and game stalls, stands that sell boy band photos and also plastic guns. These kids seemed very excited to show their new arms to the police officer.
At least some of them do. Now I’m feeling the spirits visiting our undeserving home.
Like an Edo parade in modern Tokyo Metro.
Metro map is certainly handy.
There’s something lovely about seeing the “backstage” of the festival, the little things that make the celebration possible. Like somewhere to stash your pants.