(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.
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.