A Sanja Matsuri (3 Shrine Festival) Adventure

Happy Friday friends! Finally starting to play catch up a bit on my blog. 😀 I wasn’t too sure where to start from my last trip to Japan, so I started with our first full day out and about! Sanja Matsuri <3 This is my second time there. Unfortunately I am not so swift with my blogging life right now. So I haven’t even told you the half from my first Sanja Matsuri adventure. But soro soro da yo! (little by little)
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I’ll still blog “How to Grow Yourself as an International Artist” one day … #staytuned
Sanja Matsuri, 3-Shrine Festival, is one of Tokyo’s three great Shinto festivals. It’s held the third weekend of every May in honor of the spirits of the three founders of Asakusa’s Senso-ji temple. This year, Design Festa and Sanaj Matsuri collide. So we could only go for Friday. (soooo thankful! 😩😩😩) The festival attracts over 1 million people, annually (yikes! >.<) so luckily Friday is a semi-chill day as the festivival’s JUST getting started. ^^ Since Friday is the procession and pays more homage to Edo period (my favorite period of Japanese history) I was happy to experience Sanaja Matsuri this day. See that grin?! It’S a well-rested, excited Imani … ready to take on Tokyo!!!!! ^^ LEGGO ~
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off to Sanja Matsuri
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we’ve arrived! Hello Thunder Gate! <3
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Nikkia, taking it all in
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Thunder Gate x Kawaii Kimono street snaps
snaps from Asakusa | snapchat @ipukekawaii
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a closer look
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lotus motif
crowded ... but in a good way (I can do this! ^^ )
crowded … but in a good way (I can do this! ^^ )
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Omikuji (fortune) action … my fav! ^^
yakisoba lunch
yakisoba lunch
cola x peach shaved ice
cola x peach shaved ice
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getting the mikoshi ready
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walking the streets of Asakusa
neko (cat) hand style sticker
neko (cat) hand style sticker
Asahi building x Azuma-Bridge
Asahi building x Azuma-Bridge
It was a good day, indeed! ^^ I'm ready to conquer Design Festa Tomorrow (update, that is haha) <3
It was a good day, indeed! ^^ I’m ready to conquer Design Festa Tomorrow (update, that is haha) <3

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