I saw many portable shrines in the crowded street

Parade of carrying shrines
Shot in Machiya, Tokyo ©Tetsu Ozawa
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The road near Machiya station was closed to vehicles. Instead of vehicles, the streets were filled with many people wearing happi coats. Today is a festival. On this day, the main attraction on the roadway was not cars, but portable shrines. I could see many portable shrines parading along the street stretching out in front of me, and the lively shouts of the people echoed in the air. I, who had no connection to this town, watched from the side of the road as the mikoshi passed by.

As I did so, a father with a little girl appeared. In contrast to the joyful atmosphere of the festival, the girl was frowning. Perhaps the girl was too scared of the crowd to enjoy the festival.

日本語
Oct 2017 PEOPLE TOKYO

Where is Machiya?

PHOTO DATA

No

10303

Shooting Date

May 2017

Posted On

October 6, 2017

Modified On

June 23, 2021

Place

Machiya, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

EF135MM F2L USM

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