A big fan was seen in the corwd in the precinct

Big fan in crowd in Senso-Ji
Shot at Senso-ji in Asakusa, Tokyo ©Tetsu Ozawa
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It was the time of the Sanja Festival. The precincts of Senso-ji Temple were crowded, and many people were parading along the approach leading to the Hozo-mon Gate. A man in a wig was walking through the crowd with a large fan, looking like a character in a period drama. Next to him walked another man who looked like he was in a period drama. They may have been a member of a popular theater troupe. Period clothing goes well with a traditional festival.

The fan the man was holding had the word "Festival" written on it in large letters. I knew that without being told. This day was the Sanja Festival. Nevertheless, when I looked at the fan again, I wondered why it was that, together with the clothes that made me look like a character in a period drama, it made me feel more festive.

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Aug 2008 IN THE CITY TOKYO

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PHOTO DATA

No

1938

Shooting Date

May 2008

Posted On

August 26, 2008

Modified On

June 14, 2021

Place

Asakusa, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF135MM F2L USM

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