Asakusa Honsha Mikoshi Mitamaire 4/6 The 7th generation kashira (leader) of Shinmon Gumi crew, Sugibayashi-san, doing the rounds and making certain everything is in order! #Asakusa, #omikoshi, #honsha, #Jinja, #mitamaire, #Shinmon, #kashira, #Sugibayashi May 12, 2016 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa Honsha Mikoshi Mitamaire The generation kashira (leader) of Shinmon Gumi crew, Sugibayashi-san, doing the rounds and making certain everything is in order! May 2016 © Grigoris A.

Asakusa Yoroiya 7/7 Still make sure to leave some room for these king-size chicken gyoza -yes, three are plenty! #Asakusa, #ramen, #Yoroiya, #gyoza July 3, 2016 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa Yoroiya Still make sure to leave some room for these king-size chicken gyoza -yes, three are plenty! July 2016 © Grigoris A.

There are still several ryokan left in Asakusa and this is perhaps the most impressive in terms of appearance and atmosphere: "Sadachiyo" aka "Sukeroku no Yado" (http://www.sadachiyo.co.jp/en/) in Asakusa's Second District. #Asakusa, #ryokan, #Sadachiyo, #Sukeroku, #Yado May 5, 2016 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

There are still several ryokan left in Asakusa and this is perhaps the most impressive in terms of appearance and atmosphere: "Sadachiyo" aka "Sukeroku no Yado" (http://www.sadachiyo.co.jp/en/) in Asakusa's Second District. #Asakusa, #ryokan, #Sadachiyo, #Sukeroku, #Yado May 5, 2016 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa Yoroiya 6/7...featuring double-yolked eggs, yuzu (a citrus fruit and a staple ingredient in "Yoroiya's" ramen), very finely cut Welsh onion and a double helping of men (i.e. noodles) guaranteed to fill you up in the most delightful way! #Asakusa, #ramen, #Yoroiya, #yuzu, #Welsh, #onion, #egg July 3, 2016 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa Yoroiya 6/7...featuring double-yolked eggs, yuzu (a citrus fruit and a staple ingredient in "Yoroiya's" ramen), very finely cut Welsh onion and a double helping of men (i.e. noodles) guaranteed to fill you up in the most delightful way! #Asakusa, #ramen, #Yoroiya, #yuzu, #Welsh, #onion, #egg July 3, 2016 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa Honsha Mikoshi Mitamaire 3/6 The standard (matoi) bearer of Shinmon Gumi crew; by tradition in all events held at the Sensoji and Asakusa Jinja grounds, the members of the crew (also based in Asakusa Jinja) have a leading role. #Asakusa, #omikoshi, #honsha, #Jinja, #mitamaire, #Sensoji, #Shinmon, #matoi May 12, 2016 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa Honsha Mikoshi Mitamaire 3/6 The standard (matoi) bearer of Shinmon Gumi crew; by tradition in all events held at the Sensoji and Asakusa Jinja grounds, the members of the crew (also based in Asakusa Jinja) have a leading role. #Asakusa, #omikoshi, #honsha, #Jinja, #mitamaire, #Sensoji, #Shinmon, #matoi May 12, 2016 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa Honsha Mikoshi Mitamaire 1/6 The warehouse of the honsha mikoshi (Asakusa Jinja's three omikoshi) is open for the mitamaire ceremony, when the kami spirits of the Sensoji founders enshrined in the jinja will be transferred to their temporary abode for the Sanja Matsuri. #Asakusa, #omikoshi, #matsuri, #Sanja, #honsha, #Jinja, #mitamaire, #Sensoji May 12, 2016 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa Honsha Mikoshi Mitamaire 1/6 The warehouse of the honsha mikoshi (Asakusa Jinja's three omikoshi) is open for the mitamaire ceremony, when the kami spirits of the Sensoji founders enshrined in the jinja will be transferred to their temporary abode for the Sanja Matsuri. #Asakusa, #omikoshi, #matsuri, #Sanja, #honsha, #Jinja, #mitamaire, #Sensoji May 12, 2016 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

A kamishibai (pre-war storytelling with picture boards for children) entertainer crossing Kokusai Dori with his bicycle and the tools of his art. One more touch of nostalgia of those still abound in Asakusa. #Asakusa, #kamishibai, #Kokusai May 8, 2016 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

A kamishibai (pre-war storytelling with picture boards for children) entertainer crossing Kokusai Dori with his bicycle and the tools of his art. One more touch of nostalgia of those still abound in Asakusa. May 2016 © Grigoris A.

Preparations for Asakusa's big event, Sanja Matsuri 1/2: the special chochin lanterns -here in a East-meets-the-West moment. #Asakusa, #Sanja, #Matsuri, #chochin May 3, 2016 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Preparations for Asakusa's big event, Sanja Matsuri the special chochin lanterns -here in a East-meets-the-West moment. May 2016 © Grigoris A.

Asakusa Akane Saryo 3/4 If you do need to feel close to Rokku Broadway though, you can opt for one of the seats at the window -this will allow you to view what's going on but from a distance, invisible behind the lattice. #Asakusa, #Akane, #Saryo, #tea, #coffee, #Rokku, #Broadway April 22, 2016 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa Akane Saryo If you do need to feel close to Rokku Broadway though, you can opt for one of the seats at the window -this will allow you to view what's going on but from a distance, invisible behind the lattice. April 2016 © Grigoris A.

Asakusa's Sanja Matsuri is organized by the area's various neighborhood  associations aka "chonaikai". This is the official tenugui (hand towel) of our chonaikai, offered to those who contribute to the matsuri. And we were proud to wear it! #Asakusa, #Sanja, #Matsuri, #chonaikai, #tenugui May 13, 2016 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa's Sanja Matsuri is organized by the area's various neighborhood associations aka "chonaikai". This is the official tenugui (hand towel) of our chonaikai, offered to those who contribute to the matsuri. And we were proud to wear it! #Asakusa, #Sanja, #Matsuri, #chonaikai, #tenugui May 13, 2016 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa Honsha Mikoshi Mitamaire 6/6 The mitamaire is over (sadly, during the ceremony, all camers must be off) and the doors of the warehouse close so that the there honsha mikoshi will get prepared for the Sanja Matsuri. #Asakusa, #omikoshi, #honsha, #mitamaire, #Sanja, #matsuri May 12, 2016 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa Honsha Mikoshi Mitamaire The mitamaire is over (sadly, during the ceremony, all camers must be off) and the doors of the warehouse close so that the there honsha mikoshi will get prepared for the Sanja Matsuri. May 2016 © Grigoris A.

Asakusa Honsha Mikoshi Mitamaire 5/6 Representatives of the various chonaikai (neighborhood associations) gathered in front of the warehouse for the mitamaire ceremony. #Asakusa, #omikoshi, #honsha, #Jinja, #mitamaire, #chonaikai May 12, 2016 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa Honsha Mikoshi Mitamaire Representatives of the various chonaikai (neighborhood associations) gathered in front of the warehouse for the mitamaire ceremony. May 2016 © Grigoris A.

Asakusa Honsha Mikoshi Mitamaire 2/6 Members of the Jinja support association gathered for the mitamaire ceremony, performed after sundown. #Asakusa, #omikoshi, #honsha, #Jinja, #mitamaire May 12, 2016 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa Honsha Mikoshi Mitamaire Members of the Jinja support association gathered for the mitamaire ceremony, performed after sundown. May 2016 © Grigoris A.

Preparations for the Sanja Matsuri are of course all over Asakusa. Here, the  Koenchi omikoshi getting some fine tunings before its great day. #Asakusa, #omikoshi, #matsuri, #Sanja, #Koenchi May 12, 2016 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Preparations for the Sanja Matsuri are of course all over Asakusa. Here, the Koenchi omikoshi getting some fine tunings before its great day. May 2016 © Grigoris A.

This year, for the first time Asakusa Jinja authorized chocolate candy with its shinmon (or crest) to be sold on its grounds for the days of the Sanja Matsuri -this is where they wre sold. #Asakusa, #Jinja, #chocolate, #crest, #shinmon May 12, 2016 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

This year, for the first time Asakusa Jinja authorized chocolate candy with its shinmon (or crest) to be sold on its grounds for the days of the Sanja Matsuri -this is where they wre sold. May 2016 © Grigoris A.

Asakusa Jinja's storehouse where the three honsha (main and holy omikoshi) all decorated for the upcoming Sanja Matsuri. The gate is still closed because the kami (divine spirits) haven't been transferred to the omikoshi yet. #Asakusa, #Jinja, #honsha, #omikoshi, #Sanja, #Matsuri May 12, 2016 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa Jinja's storehouse where the three honsha (main and holy omikoshi) all decorated for the upcoming Sanja Matsuri. The gate is still closed because the kami (divine spirits) haven't been transferred to the omikoshi yet. #Asakusa, #Jinja, #honsha, #omikoshi, #Sanja, #Matsuri May 12, 2016 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

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