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Asakusa Samba Carnival 2015 (Tokyo)

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Posted by John Spacey, Japan Talk on 17 July 2015


34th Asakusa Samba Carnival 2015 (Tokyo) - August 29th
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The Asakusa Samba Carnival is one of Tokyo's more lively and popular summer festivals. It attracts 500,000 visitors each year.

The festival has been held at the end of August since 1981. The one exception was 2011 when the festival was canceled due to the impact of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake.



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PHOTO: 34th Asakusa Samba Carnival 2015 (Tokyo) - August 29th
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Samba is a surprisingly common hobby in Tokyo. Brazil is home to the largest Japanese community outside Japan. As a result, there are strong cultural ties between the two countries.

The parade features thousands of musicians and dancers in elaborate costumes. It's led by the Queen of the Drums (Rainha de Bateria) who can be recognized by her ornate costume (and sash).



34th Asakusa Samba Carnival 2015 (Tokyo) - August 29th
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The Asakusa Samba Carnival is a team dance competition with around 20 teams competing. Each dance team is led by their prospective candidates for next year's Queen of the Drums. These group leaders bear flags and have the most lavish costumes of each team.

The parade is a short walk from Tawaramachi Station or Asakusa Station on Umamichi Street and Kaminarimon Street near Sensoji Temple.



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PHOTO: 34th Asakusa Samba Carnival 2015 (Tokyo) - August 29th
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Closest Stations: (walking time)
Asakusa Toei Station (4 minutes)
Asakusa Station (5 minutes)
Tawaramachi Station (6 minutes)
Honjo-Azumabashi Station (14 minutes)

Posted by John Spacey, Japan Talk on 17 July 2015


34th Asakusa Samba Carnival 2015 (Tokyo)
34th Asakusa Samba Carnival 2015 (Tokyo)
PHOTO: Asakusa Samba Carnival 2014
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