- - - 7/18/2005 - - -

Yasukuni Mitama Matsuri

Filed under: — Andy @ 5:51 pm

Saturday was the Mitama Matsuri at Yasukuni shrine. I went with my friend and her friend who was visiting Tokyo for the weekend. The place was packed with people so the walk to the shrine took a long time. Yasukuni shrine honors all of Japan’s war dead, and the lanterns at this festival had lots of names of the dead written on them.

There was also some omikoshi.

At least there was lots of good Japanese festival food along the way, like these… “pocket burgers”.

Lots and lots of people.

One inside the shrine there were some lanterns that were decorated and painted.

My friend’s friend and I.


  1. チーズ!

    Comment by 賢 — 7/21/2005 @ 6:25 pm
  2. Lantastic.

    Comment by Mr. Redmond Barry — 7/22/2005 @ 12:42 pm
  3. The third to last picture is amazing. Looks like it should be up in a gallery or some artsy thing like that.

    Comment by Jenn — 7/24/2005 @ 8:56 am

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