My brother came to visit me and Japan in the middle of April. I had the pleasure of showing him around to see many of the sights and attractions. My brother’s interests seem to be very limited, but I tried to find things he might enjoy. I also, being the shutterbug that I am, took any chance I had to take a picture of my brother.
Anyway… Part 1: Asakusa and the Crane Festival.
Asakusa has many festivals. This one is where a lot of women dress up as white herons and dance down the street to Sensoji temple to pray. We then went over to the paper crane making booth and made cranes. I of course made one really quickly, Jeremy took a bit longer.
Jeremy and I both got fortunes at the temple as well. Jeremy got “best fortune”. I won’t state mine.
We spent the morning looking around, shopping, and eating lunch in the area. This is the famous ‘Kaminarimon’.
We also got to see the performing monkey show. The money didn’t really seem like it wanted to perform though.
Jeremy is touching the statue that is said to have healing powers. One touches a body part of the statue and then your own corresponding body part that you want healed or to be in good health.
We then took a walk along the Sumidagawa River to see the cherry blossoms and the sunset.