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Asakusa Sanja Festival

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This rowdy three day festival held at the end of May celebrates the construction of , an important Shinto shrine. The main event is a series of parades following the three portable shrines that make up the complex which quickly degenerate into flurries of traditional music and dancing. Around 2 million people converge to join in each year, and there have been celebrations of this shrine in some form or another dating back to the 7th Century.

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