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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