Asakusa at New Year’s

  • Vendor selling grilled beef and pork
    Vendor selling grilled beef and pork
  • At the Sensoji Temple
    At the Sensoji Temple
  • The Nakamise shopping arcade
    The Nakamise shopping arcade
  • In front of the Hanayashiki amusement park
    In front of the Hanayashiki amusement park

(Photographs by The Tokyo Reporter, January 2, 2015)

TOKYO (TR) – Massive crowds of worshippers on Friday gathered in the Asakusa district of Taito Ward to wish for good fortune in the New Year.

From the front of the Senso-ji Temple, lines of visitors extended through the Nakamise shopping arcade and back to the Kaminari-mon Gate.

In the surrounding areas, vendors sold grilled meat and souvenirs from street stalls. Revelers also jammed bars and restaurants around the Rokku district, which includes the Hanayashiki amusement park.

The gallery above includes photographs showing the festivities.

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