Japanese *mikoshi (*portable shrine) being carried through streets, Asakusa festival, Tokyo, Japan 1975

Childs, Iraphne R. (1975) Japanese *mikoshi (*portable shrine) being carried through streets, Asakusa festival, Tokyo, Japan 1975. [Image]

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Abstract

Japanese mikoshi (portable shrine) being carried through the streets, local residents in traditional dress. According to Shinto belief, the ornately decorated miniature Mikoshicarries the spirits of deities around the suburbs during a matsuri (shrine festival). During the matsuri, people carry the mikoshi on their shoulders from the shrine around the surrounding neighborhoods that worship at the shrine.

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Item Type: Image
Collection: Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s
Keywords: Japanese; shrines; festivals, celebrations, etc
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 13:06
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2014 19:39
Copyright Owner: Copyright Iraphne R. Childs.
Location:
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JapanTokyo Metropolitan PrefectureTokyo cityAsakusa Jinja (shrine)
URI: http://digitalcollections.qut.edu.au/id/eprint/855
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