Friday, September 20, 2013

Asakusa Samba Carnival 2013

PHOTO: Asakusa Samba Carnival (The Last Festival of Summer)
Photo taken by ajpscs on August 31, 2013, Hanakawado 2 Chome, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, JP
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The largest samba carnival in Japan is a perfect finale to summer in Asakusa. The event attracts authentic samba dance teams from across Japan. The highlight of the carnival is the colorful, gorgeous costumes—along with the beautiful dancers who wear them.



Asakusa Samba Carnival (The Last Festival of Summer)
 
While some of Tokyo's largest festivals were cancelled last year out of respect for victims of the March 11 disaster, the Asakusa Samba Carnival fell afoul of a timetable clash with the rescheduled Sumida River Fireworks. There'll be no such problems this year: weather permitting, on the afternoon of August 31st, the parade between Sensoji Temple and Tawaramachi Station will be flooded with teams of elaborately attired dancers, shaking their tail feathers to the Brazilian beat.

(http://www.timeout.jp/en/tokyo/event/8893/Asakusa-Samba-Carnival-2013)



Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
PHOTO: Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
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Teams of elaborately attired dancers flood the streets of Asakusa for Japan's largest samba carnival, shaking their tail feathers to the Brazilian beat as they work their way from Sensoji Temple to Tawaramachi Station.



Asakusa Samba Carnival summer festival, Tokyo
PHOTO: Asakusa Samba Carnival summer festival, Tokyo
Asakusa, place of Japan's largest samba carnival, with beautiful dancers shaking their tail feathers to the Brazilian beat.
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First held in 1981 in an attempt to revitalise the neighbourhood, the carnival is now one of Tokyo's more popular summer events, drawing half a million spectators. Seeing that this is the first time in a while that it hasn't clashed with rival dance festivals like the Koenji Awaodori (http://www.timeout.jp/en/tokyo/event/8712/Koenji-Awaodori-2013) and Super Yosakoi (http://www.timeout.jp/en/tokyo/event/8763/Super-Yosakoi-2013), you can expect an even fuller turnout than usual in 2013.


Asakusa Samba Carnival - highlight of the carnival is the colorful, gorgeous costumes — along with the beautiful dancers who wear them.
PHOTO: Asakusa Samba Carnival - highlight of the carnival is the colorful, gorgeous costumes — along with the beautiful dancers who wear them.
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Details
Open August 31st, 1:30pm-6pm, free.
Time 1.30pm-6pm
URL www.asakusa-samba.org/
Venue Central Asakusa



Asakusa Samba Carnival - The largest samba carnival in Japan is a perfect finale to summer in Asakusa.


Drawing about half a million visitors each year, the Asakusa Samba Carnival is easily one of Tokyo's most awaited and celebrated events. It sees the collaboration of carnival performers from both Brazil and Tokyo in an amazing cross-cultural explosion of costume, dance, and noise.



Asakusa Samba Carnival - Drawing about half a million visitors each year, the Asakusa Samba Carnival is easily one of Tokyo's most.awaited and celebrated events.
PHOTO: Asakusa Samba Carnival - Drawing about half a million visitors each year, the Asakusa Samba Carnival is easily one of Tokyo's most awaited and celebrated events.
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2103 Samba Carnival in Asakusa, Tokyo - not exactly the thing one would expect to see in the traditional area of Tokyo with Senso-ji Temple as a backdrop.


Asakusa Samba Carnival - 30 years and has grown in popularity over the years becoming the largest samba carnival outside of Brazil.
 
 
Asakusa's Samba Carnival goes back 30 years and has grown in popularity over the years becoming the largest samba carnival outside of Brazil. As usual sexiness and oddity prevail from sexy sword-swinging gladiator women to walking manga.


Asakusa Samba Carnival 2013 - Japanese Samba: Sexy&Weird.
PHOTO: Asakusa Samba Carnival 2013 - Japanese Samba: Sexy&Weird.






Asakusa Samba Carnival 2012 - 31th Asakusa Samba Carnival
PHOTO: Asakusa Samba Carnival 2013 - As usual sexiness and oddity prevail.
Posted by JIMERU, taken on August 31, 2013, with Nikon D800
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 Asakusa Samba Carnival 2013
PHOTO: Asakusa Samba Carnival 2013
Tokyo, Japan – Teams of elaborately attired dancers shake their tail feathers to the beat of Samba, parading down the streets of Tokyo’s downtown Asakusa during an annual carnival on Saturday, August 31, 2013.

About 4,700 dancers in 19 teams performed under the scorching sun in the main street of Asakusa, Japan’s most famous tourists’ spot, before tens of thousands of spectators in the Asakusa Samba Carnival, the biggest of its kind in the country.
Posted by JIMERU, taken on August 31, 2013, with Nikon D800

 
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