Photographs from Shinjuku’s Hanazono Shrine festival

2 revelers in happi coats
2 revelers in happi coats

TOKYO (TR) – The three-day festival at Hanazono Shrine in Shinjuku Ward wrapped up on Sunday.

During the event, mikoshi, or portable shrines, were carried by participants outfitted in traditional happi coats through the streets.

A selection of photos from the event can be found below.

Readying the mikoshi
Readying the mikoshi

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, May 17, 2014)

Mask man
Mask man

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, May 17, 2014)

Carrying the mikoshi
Carrying the mikoshi

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, May 17, 2014)

Food vendor
Food vendor

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, May 17, 2014)

Hilarity
Hilarity

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, May 17, 2014)

Directing the mikoshi
Directing the mikoshi

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, May 17, 2014)

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