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東京時代祭り tokyo jidai matsuri

Posted on: November 3, 2009

i went to asakusa today with tsu to watch the 東京時代祭り tokyo jidai matsuri parade! i’ve had it noted down in my planner before coming to japan 🙂 it was really cold today though, i was freezing my toes off! i wish i had an overcoat or something… *makes reminder to buy one* most of the 200+ photos are up on facebook but i’ll put up my favourite shots here!

the parade started at 13:45. i left my dorm at 11:00, reached asakusa a little before 12:00, and then proceeded to grab a front spot and waited!

welcome to asakusa 🙂

random fangirl moment :p

one of the cuter police cars. i’m still looking for the mitsubishi lancers and subaru imprezas…

i like taking photos of myself in reflective surfances

two shot

obligatory self-shot


one of the official event photographers

i like this shot a lot

the gorgeous colours!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

i love her costume ;w;

see how biased i am?!


close up of my outfit today

i love the swans too! (or are they cranes?)

🙂 meiji-inspired outfits for volunteers who were looking after the kids in the parade!

a tengu (japanese goblin). i’m mesmerized by the costume!

one of the ladies who was in the ooku parade

lower ranked goblins lol

hahah he was really cute, posing for all the cameras

i love this dancer! she looked really sweet and graceful!

i even spotted a foreigner in the parade! she looks somewhat mysterious to me 🙂 very beautiful

a serious expression

adorable 7 gods of fortune!!! ♥

he even had matching eyebrows lol

geisha and maiko parade


okita souji leading the parade ♥


crysenthemum throne crest

ending of the parade

one of the rare moments you can take a photo in the middle of the road in japan

every foreigner’s worst nightmare : food menus on the wall with no pictures whatsoever

a very late lunch around 15:30 🙂 sanma!

i flipped my hair to the back lol otherwise i’d be eating my own hair! quite satisfied with my kitsuke today but my collar needs work. practice makes perfect!!!


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