Ueno – Chuo Dori Matsuri – Summer Festival

As you might know summer festivals are a big thing in Japan and in Tokyo, Ueno Chuo Dori Matsuri one of the bigger ones. These photos were taken during the parade. This grand parade goes on all day. Great way to spend your day with many different types of (traditional and not less so) dances and music instruments. While some people find it hard enough to move around in the summer, these dancers seem to be unfazed! Keep yourself hydrated however, even if you’re just watching. The Chuo Dori Matsuri usually takes place in July.

While they don’t have a website dedicated to this summer festival, they do post news and announcements on Ueno’s (Japanese) website: http://www.ueno.or.jp/

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