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Passing from Asakusa Jinja, we noticed this lady advertising something so we had to take a look! 1/2 #Asakusa, #Jinja November 24, 2015 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Passing from Asakusa Jinja, we noticed this lady advertising something so we had to take a look! November 2015 © Grigoris A.

The Asakusa Jinja as it looked this morning, all dressed up for the Sanja Matsuri! #Asakusa, #Jinja, #Sanja, #Matsuri, 8/9 Taken on May 15, 2014. © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

The Asakusa Jinja as it looked this morning, all dressed up for the Sanja Matsuri! Taken on May © Grigoris A.

Usually upstaged by its illustrious neighbors (the Asakusa Jinja shrine and Sensoji) the small shrine called Hikan Inari Jinja, right and behind Asakusa Jinja is beautiful and usually very quiet. Built in 1855, it managed to survive all natural and man-made disasters that devastated Tokyo since; apparently the spirit of its creator, the hikeshi/fireman Shinmon Tatsugoro was very strong! 1/2 Taken on March 28, 2014. © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Usually upstaged by its illustrious neighbors (the Asakusa Jinja shrine and Sensoji) the small shrine called Hikan Inari Jinja, right and behind Asakusa Jinja is beautiful and usually very quiet. Built in 1855, it managed to survive all natural and man-made disasters that devastated Tokyo since; apparently the spirit of its creator, the hikeshi/fireman Shinmon Tatsugoro was very strong! 1/2 Taken on March 28, 2014. © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa/Torigoe Matsuri 3/13 The entrance of the Torigoe Jinja, the shrine doing the matsuri, also decorated with chochin lanterns from the various chokai (neighborhoods). #Asakusa, #Torigoe, #matsuri, #omikoshi, #chochin, #lantern Taken on June 7, 2014. © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa/Torigoe Matsuri The entrance of the Torigoe Jinja, the shrine doing the matsuri, also decorated with chochin lanterns from the various chokai (neighborhoods). Taken on June © Grigoris A.

An impromptu acrobatic/juggling show by members of the Shinmon Gumi construction crew: the hanging of chochin lanterns between Sensoji Temple and Asakusa Jinja shrine for the upcoming setsubun (the day before the beginning of spring) festival. #Asakusa, #Sensoji, #jinja, #setsubun, #chochin January 23, 2015 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

An impromptu acrobatic/juggling show by members of the Shinmon Gumi construction crew: the hanging of chochin lanterns between Sensoji Temple and Asakusa Jinja shrine for the upcoming setsubun (the day before the beginning of spring) festival. #Asakusa, #Sensoji, #jinja, #setsubun, #chochin January 23, 2015 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa Sanja Matsuri parade 16/17 The parade passing under the torii gate of the Asakusa Jinja #Asakusa, #Sanja, #Matsuri, #parade, #Jinja, Taken on May 16, 2014. © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa Sanja Matsuri parade The parade passing under the torii gate of the Asakusa Jinja Taken on May © Grigoris A.

Until their spirits/kami return to the Asakusa Jinja shrine, the three omikoshi remain in the shrine’s grounds –it’s a rare chance to see them from up close outside Sanja Matsuri  #Asakusa, #Jinja, #mikoshi March 18 2015 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Until their spirits/kami return to the Asakusa Jinja shrine, the three omikoshi remain in the shrine’s grounds –it’s a rare chance to see them from up close outside Sanja Matsuri March 18 2015 © Grigoris A.

Returning from the Asakusa Jinja Natsumode event we passed from Sensoji Temple -things were hectic as always! #Asakusa, #Jinja, #natsumode, #Sensoji, #yukata, #kimono Taken on July 6,   2014. © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Returning from the Asakusa Jinja Natsumode event we passed from Sensoji Temple -things were hectic as always! Taken on July © Grigoris A.

This year, for the first time Asakusa Jinja authorized chocolate candy with its shinmon (or crest) to be sold on its grounds for the days of the Sanja Matsuri -this is where they wre sold. #Asakusa, #Jinja, #chocolate, #crest, #shinmon May 12, 2016 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

This year, for the first time Asakusa Jinja authorized chocolate candy with its shinmon (or crest) to be sold on its grounds for the days of the Sanja Matsuri -this is where they wre sold. May 2016 © Grigoris A.

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