Last weekend in Tokyo…
Had to make it special!
The festival starts. Apologies in advance for the crappy photos, too many people in the way…. About a million people in Koenji I think… and this is not an exaggeration. Also only had my point and and shoot camera which didn’t help when things got dark…
Dancing to the music
And the crazy crowd
A different troupe. There are 180 groups or so
And the matsuri goes from 6-9 pm.
Of course there are some break points along the way
And traffic jams
But some really pretty yukatas
Apparently there were many many different groups from friends, corporates etc…
The post office even made an appearance
But some of the colours were a bit much..
But still I think the best matsuri I’ve seen in Japan
And of course some people can’t avoid a little of side advertising
So much to see, so little time
But almost done
Almost 3 hours later, but still fresh