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Freshly roasted ika (squid) from Aomori outside Asakusa's (and Taito Ward's) biggest library in Kappabashi -there was a festival/fair there this last weekend... #Asakusa, #Kappabashi, #Aomori, #ika, #squid October, 12 2015 © 2015 Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Freshly roasted ika (squid) from Aomori outside Asakusa's (and Taito Ward's) biggest library in Kappabashi -there was a festival/fair there this last weekend... #Asakusa, #Kappabashi, #Aomori, #ika, #squid October, 12 2015 © 2015 Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Edo Kappore in Asakusa 1/3 The usually quiet Hikan Inari Jinja (behind Asakusa Jinja shrine https://www.pinterest.com/pin/196047390003477413/) filled with offerings. Why? #Asakusa, #Jinja, #Hikan, #Inari, #Kappore March 18 2015 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Edo Kappore in Asakusa 1/3 The usually quiet Hikan Inari Jinja (behind Asakusa Jinja shrine https://www.pinterest.com/pin/196047390003477413/) filled with offerings. Why? #Asakusa, #Jinja, #Hikan, #Inari, #Kappore March 18 2015 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa Toshi no Ichi market leftovers: A seasonal hagoita -as mentioned earlier, 2015 is the Year of the Sheep! #Asakusa, #Toshi, #Ichi, #hagoita, #sheep December 17, 2014 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa Toshi no Ichi market leftovers: A seasonal hagoita -as mentioned earlier, 2015 is the Year of the Sheep! #Asakusa, #Toshi, #Ichi, #hagoita, #sheep December 17, 2014 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

The legendary Yuko nee-san, Asakusa’s (and Japan’s) oldest geisha, still performing at 92! Here with her granddaughter, Chihana-san.  #Asakusa, #Yuko, #Chihana #geisha March 18 2015 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

The legendary Yuko nee-san, Asakusa’s (and Japan’s) oldest geisha, still performing at 92! Here with her granddaughter, Chihana-san. #Asakusa, #Yuko, #Chihana #geisha March 18 2015 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa Jinja Doage 9/9 The “doage” has finished and all there omikoshi are in Sensoji. All the people who worked to make it happen stand and attend a service performed by Sensoji’s priests. #Asakusa, #Jinja, #doage, #omikoshi, #Sensoji March, 17 2015 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa Jinja Doage 9/9 The “doage” has finished and all there omikoshi are in Sensoji. All the people who worked to make it happen stand and attend a service performed by Sensoji’s priests. #Asakusa, #Jinja, #doage, #omikoshi, #Sensoji March, 17 2015 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Masunobu-san is storing some of the finished kumade while Matsushita-san explains some details about the talismans featured. #Asakusa, #Kumade, #Matsushita, #oban 6/7 October 19, 2014 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Masunobu-san is storing some of the finished kumade while Matsushita-san explains some details about the talismans featured. #Asakusa, #Kumade, #Matsushita, #oban 6/7 October 19, 2014 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa Golden Dragon Dance 1/4 It is March 18, the day of the founding of Sensoji so the Golden Dragon symbolizing the "deity" Kannon comes out of its lair and dances around the temple; the tradition started in 1958 to celebrate the rebuilding of Sensoji after the fire-bombing of Tokyo in 1945. #Asakusa, #Sensoji, #Golden, #Dragon March 18 2015 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa Golden Dragon Dance 1/4 It is March 18, the day of the founding of Sensoji so the Golden Dragon symbolizing the "deity" Kannon comes out of its lair and dances around the temple; the tradition started in 1958 to celebrate the rebuilding of Sensoji after the fire-bombing of Tokyo in 1945. #Asakusa, #Sensoji, #Golden, #Dragon March 18 2015 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa Chikagai 10/11  ...cafés... #Asakusa, #Chikagai 2014-2015 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa Chikagai 10/11 ...cafés... #Asakusa, #Chikagai 2014-2015 © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

A detail from the entrance of "Koko", the "alternative" izakaya between Asakusa and Yoshiwara. Somewhat artsy but the washi paper looks great! #Asakusa, #Yoshiwara, #izakaya, #Koko 2/2 September, 13 © 2015 Grigoris A. Miliaresis

A detail from the entrance of "Koko", the "alternative" izakaya between Asakusa and Yoshiwara. Somewhat artsy but the washi paper looks great! #Asakusa, #Yoshiwara, #izakaya, #Koko 2/2 September, 13 © 2015 Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa Tsubohachi 3/6 ...then moved on to fried smaller iwashi sardines with a touch of mayo... #Asakusa, #Tsubohachi, #izakaya, #sardine, #iwashi © Grigoris A. Miliaresis

Asakusa Tsubohachi 3/6 ...then moved on to fried smaller iwashi sardines with a touch of mayo... #Asakusa, #Tsubohachi, #izakaya, #sardine, #iwashi © Grigoris A. Miliaresis