TOKYO, JAPAN - MAY 13: A traditionally dressed participant at Sanja Matsuri walk through the streets of Asakusa, Tokyo, Friday afternoon, May 13, 2016. The Sanja Matsuri, the biggest of Tokyo's traditional 'Three Grand Festivals'. Held at Asakusa Shrine, a three-day weekend of boisterous traditional mikoshi (portable shrine) processions through the streets of Asakusa, with plenty of drinking, dancing, music and other lively types of fun. Organised by the Senso-ji temple in Tokyo, Over two million people festival goers draws into the streets. The gold and black lacquer mikoshi are the vehicles of the shrine's kami (deities) and the purpose of the processions is to bring luck, blessings and prosperity to the area and its inhabitants. Many of the mikoshi are so large, heavy and elaborate that dozens of people are required to carry them in the streets of Asakusa.
Photo: Richard Atrero de Guzman