Monday, September 23, 2013

Asakusa Samba Carnival (20th Century)

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Published by Megan MacKay, Writer

31st Asakusa Samba Carnival (2012) - (Photos)
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Posted by Daniel Shi, taken on August 25, 2012, at Asakusa 1 Chome, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, JP, with Nikon D3200

29th Asakusa Samba Carnival (2009) - (Photos)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielshi1130/sets/72157623950930756/ - (Photos)
Posted by Daniel Shi, Taken on August 29, 2009, with Nikon D40X

 

The Asakusa Samba Carnival (2009)
PHOTO: The Asakusa Samba Carnival (2009)
Posted by Toshi_KMR, Taken on August 29, 2009, with Nikon D700
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The Experience
If you’re looking to add some truly exotic flair to your next getaway, the Asakusa Samba Carnival in Asakusa, Japan may be the perfect destination to add to your world travel wish list.

The Brazilian-inspired carnival boasts gorgeous costumes, intricate floats, and of course a healthy dose of sultry samba dance.

The one-day Asakusa Samba Carnival is held on a Saturday in late August and attracts upwards of half a million people every year.


ASAKUSA SAMBA CARNIVAL (2009)

PHOTO: ASAKUSA SAMBA CARNIVAL (2009)
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The Japanese carnival invites skilled samba dance teams from all over the country and from the dance’s homeland in Brazil to compete for coveted prizes.

The competition is usually broken into three tiers of dancers classified by skill level and commitment to the highly technical art of samba. Teams often pick a pop culture theme for their dances and costume pieces.

The gorgeously decorated team costumes are put on display during the Asakusa Samba Carnival’s annual fancy costume parade, where onlookers can take in the awe-inspiring glittery headdresses, swooshing skirts, and flirty feathers.


ASAKUSA SAMBA CARNIVAL (2009)
PHOTO: ASAKUSA SAMBA CARNIVAL (2009)
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The Asakusa Samba Carnival is one of the region’s youngest festivals. Though Asakusa celebrates many of Japan’s traditional festivals, the Samba Carnival is unique to the city.

The Asakusa Samba Carnival began in 1981 when the mayor invited an award-winning samba team from Brazil to put on a display for the people of Asakusa. The dance trend quickly caught on and samba became a part of Asakusa’s rich tradition.

The city is full of tributes to Brazilian culture and customs, including several of Japan’s most popular samba schools.


ASAKUSA SAMBA CARNIVAL (2010)
PHOTO: ASAKUSA SAMBA CARNIVAL (2010)
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A prominent dance team to look for is the G.R.E.S. Bárbaros. Bárbaros is one of Japan’s largest teams competing at the Asakusa Samba Festival. The school sends 200 dancers, 80 bateria (percussionists) and several cantores (singers) to the Japanese carnival every year. They’ve won the festival’s top prize a record-breaking sixteen times. Try to find the school’s blue and white colours amongst the Asakusa Samba Festival’s 3,500 competitors!



ASAKUSA SAMBA CARNIVAL (2009)
PHOTO: ASAKUSA SAMBA CARNIVAL (2009)
Posted by Toshi_KMR, Taken on August 29, 2009, with Nikon D700
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Asakusa is located in the heart of Tokyo, which makes it easy to travel and visit other cities within the region.

There’s also an abundance of things to do in Asakusa. The region is home to the Sensō-ji, an architecturally stunning Buddhist temple.

Next door you’ll find the Hanayashiki, Japan’s oldest and most-loved amusement park. If you’re not into rides, Hanayashiki often shows classic black-and-white Japanese films for less daring visitors.


ASAKUSA SAMBA CARNIVAL (2009)
PHOTO: ASAKUSA SAMBA CARNIVAL (2009)
Posted by Toshi_KMR, Taken on August 29, 2009, with Nikon D700
D700 with Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/85 ZF

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The Asakusa Samba Carnival is a unique fusion festival that blends eastern and western traditions with stunning results. If you’re seeking exotic fun with a cross-cultural twist, a may be perfect for you.



ASAKUSA SAMBA CARNIVAL (2009)
PHOTO: ASAKUSA SAMBA CARNIVAL (2009)
Posted by Toshi_KMR, Taken on August 29, 2009, with Nikon D700
D700 with Carl Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/85 ZF

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When to Go to Asakusa Samba Carnival
The Asakusa Samba Carnival is held on a Saturday in August, usually later in the month. This is considered the best time of year to visit Japan and Asakusa because the weather is warm and all of the region's popular tourist attractions are fully open for business. Be sure to book your hotel in Asakusa in advance to secure prime locations.



Asakusa Samba Carnival (2008)
PHOTO: Asakusa Samba Carnival (2008)
Posted by Midori, Japan Talk, October 27, 2011
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Odds n' Ends
Admission to the Carnival is free, but the weather and the large crowd of spectators can heat up the area quickly. Be sure to pack a bottle of water and sunscreen before you leave your hotel. Also, be aware that the Asakusa Samba Carnival is as much a celebration of music as it is dance, so bring earplugs if you have very sensitive hearing.



Asakusa Samba Carnival (2006)
PHOTO: Asakusa Samba Carnival (2006)
Posted by Clara, Japan Talk, October 28, 2011
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The festival has been held each year at the end of August since 1981. The one exception being 2011 when the festival was canceled due to the impact of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake.



The 32nd Asakusa Samba Carnival (2013)
PHOTO: The 32nd Asakusa Samba Carnival (2013)
Last month, August 31st,2013, I watched the 32nd asakusa samba carnival. a carnival that try to replicate carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Under hot weather of Japan’s summer, hundreds of dancers (with some of them wearing unique and sexy costume) parade along street in Asakusa. The carnival itself was started in 1981, and become favorite carnival nowadays.
Posted on September 5, 2013 by herupr
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31st Asakusa Samba Carnival (2012) 第31回浅草サンバカーニバル
PHOTO: 31st Asakusa Samba Carnival (2012) 第31回浅草サンバカーニバル
Posted by Daniel Shi, taken on August 25, 2012, at Asakusa 1 Chome, Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture, JP, with Nikon D3200
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Asakusa Samba Carnival 2013 - As usual sexiness and oddity prevail
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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Asakusa Samba Carnival summer festival, Tokyo
PHOTO: Asakusa Samba Carnival summer festival, Tokyo
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.
Posted by MSN Travel, Photos by AFP & Reuters, Tue, 28 Aug 2012 09:09:20 GMT
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29th Asakusa Samba Carnival (2009)
PHOTO: Asakusa Samba Carnival (2012)
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