Japanese mikoshi (portable shrine), Asakusa festival, Tokyo, Japan 1975

Childs, Iraphne R. (1975) Japanese mikoshi (portable shrine), Asakusa festival, Tokyo, Japan 1975. [Image]

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Close-up of Japanese mikoshi (portable shrine) which, according to Shinto belief, carries the spirits of deities around the suburbs during a matsuri (festival). Mikoshi are ornately decorated miniature shrines often with a carving of a phoenix on the roof. 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.
CountryState or RegionCity or TownPlace
JapanTokyo Metropolitan PrefectureTokyo cityAsakusa Jinja (shrine)
URI: https://digitalcollections.qut.edu.au//id/eprint/851
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