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Asakusa Sagimai – Egret Dancers

Asakusa Sagimai – Egret Dancers « Tokyobling's Blog [nb also, I would like to be an egret dancer]

A former soldier begging in the streets, Asakusa, Tokyo, 1951 by Werner Bischof. Many wounded soldiers were forced into poverty after the war, since the government did not allow them any pension.

During the matsuri, three large mikoshi which house the gods and many others, are carried around the Asakusa area where tens of thousands of spectators gather to watch the event.

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New Stunning Japanese Lollipops Are Edible Works of Art

At a Tokyo shop called Ameshin, 27-year-old Shinri Tezuka practices the art of amezaiku. Dating back to the 8th century, the Japanese craft uses tiny tools like tweezers and scissors to create intricate edible sculptures out of taffy. We were first mesmerized by Tezuka’s lickable masterpieces last year, when he had already attracted masses to his Asakusa-based storefront for his realistic renditions of goldfish, frogs, and other wild creatures. Now, his shop has a second location just below…

My Modern Metfrom My Modern Met

New Stunning Japanese Lollipops Are Edible Works of Art

At a Tokyo shop called Ameshin, 27-year-old Shinri Tezuka practices the art of amezaiku. Dating back to the 8th century, the Japanese craft uses tiny tools like tweezers and scissors to create intricate edible sculptures out of taffy.

Biarritz is a Basque town located on the Bay of Biscay, in particular on the Atlantic coast and in the southwestern part of France. It is primarily a luxury coastal city and a popular tourist destination for surfers and other tourists. Biarritz is located in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department in the Aquitaine region. It is adjacent to Bayonne and Anglet and 35 kilometers from the border with Spain. It is in the traditional province of Labourd in the French Basque Country

Although some of the costumes brought more to mind some other aspects of Asakusa's nightlife history -i.e. the cabarets in the Rokku! #Asakusa, #Samba 4/4 August 29, 2015 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa Jinja Natsumode 5/9 Other people just come to the Asakusa Jinja to pray as they would any other day #Asakusa, #Jinja, #pray, #kimono Taken on July 6, 2014. © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Besides Sanja Matsuri, other things are also happening in Asakusa. At the Asakusa Station of the Ginza Line the first pamphlet from the left (with the big handwritten "Asakusa" sign) is actually a mini-poster for Oku Asakusa's "tourist festival" (5/4-6/1). #Asakusa Taken on May 1, 2014. © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

For those wanting an unobstructed view of the Tokyo Marathon runners other spots in Asakusa were better -like here, in front of Komagatabashi Bridge. #Asakusa, #Marathon, #Komagatabashi February 22, 2015 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Right across the street from yesterday's Miyamoto's: a pillar advertising Asakusa Kokusai Dori/Street as "Beat Street"; a little ambitious perhaps but on the other hand, it does have two drum shops so... Taken on December 19, 2013. © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Nippon Daemon, the leader of the gang of thieves featured in the Kabuki play "Benten Kozo" as bouncer for cars and other vehicles in Asakusa's Denpoin Dori. #Asakusa, #Denpoin, #Kabuki 5/6 September 19, 2014 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa Sanja Matsuri 3rd day 1/22 The main event of the day was of course the procession of the three big omikoshi of Asakusa Jinja. In our area, the designated omikoshi for this year was Ninomiya (i.e. #2) and traffic was shut down on Kaminarimon Dori/Street to make things easier. Until it passed though, various other omikoshi (and their accompanying music carts) were doing the rounds. #Asakusa, #Sanja, #Matsuri, #omikoshi, #Ninomiya Taken on May 18, 2014. © Grigoris A. Miliaresis