Saturday, March 24, 2012

A Japan Photo per Day - Japanese traditions, Mikoshi parade

Traveling through Japan, you may encounter, especially around Shinto shrines, large groups of people gathered around teams carrying on their shoulders a heavy, lavishly ornate palanquin, a mikoshi. The teams of mikoshi bearers are wearing special costumes, traditional Japanese coats called happi, inspired by the Edo period firemen attire and decorated with the symbols of the team. This is a mikoshi parade, one of the main events taking place during a Japanese traditional Shinto festival, a matsuri.

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