Friday, 19 March 2010

Dance of the Golden Dragon

There was a celebration going on at Senso-ji temple yesterday and I met up with Linda and Susan to go and sample it. It is a performance to celebrate the founding of Senso-ji temple and involved a dragon and lots of men "steering" it round the temple grounds. It was a beautiful sunny day and lovely to watch this old tradition that has been going for years. I was also intrigued by the amount of people that had come out to witness it and the extent that some people had gone to to take photos. Note the man with the tripod above. He was one of many hardcore photographers who's extended "limb" would jump up in the air as the dragon passed by, so as not to miss a good shot.

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