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Maciamo
Aug 3, 2003, 17:12
Today's was the time to take Tomioka Hachimangu's god for a walk in the streets of central Tokyo. The event is known as Mikoshi Togyo ( _`n) and took place this 3rd August 2003. Tomioka Hachimangu's main Mikoshi, one of Tokyo's largest, 4 tonnes (!), was carried from the Imperial Palace in Marunouchi through Otemachi and Nihombashi to Tomioka Hachiman Shrine, then continue to Kiba and Toyocho and back again at Tomioka Hachiman at 5pm.

Here are few pictures I took :

Maciamo
Aug 3, 2003, 17:14
Thousands of people cheered the mikoshi carriers in the streets :

Maciamo
Aug 3, 2003, 17:15
All this crowd and parade just for a single mikoshi, but what a mikoshi !

Maciamo
Aug 3, 2003, 17:17
Here it is. People are pushing to get the priviledge to carry.

Maciamo
Aug 3, 2003, 17:19
The cars drove only on 3 out of the 6 lanes of Eitai Dori to let the procesion through.

thomas
Aug 3, 2003, 17:31
Nice pics, Maciamo. Seems it was a hot day. :)

Maciamo
Aug 3, 2003, 18:01
Yes, the temperature has risen for the first time above 30 degree this summer, with the usual mugginess it involves here.

Hanada Tattsu
Aug 19, 2003, 10:02
Wow, thanks for the pics!

I know, that does indeed look really warm and sunny, especially because Hokkaido is completely cloudy.