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Photographs from Shinjuku’s Hanazono Shrine festival

  • Two revelers in happi coats
    Two revelers in happi coats
  • Readying the mikoshi
  • Hilarity
  • Mask man
  • Directing the mikoshi
  • Carrying the mikoshi
  • Food vendor
    Food vendor at Hanazono Shrine

(Photographs by The Tokyo Reporter, May 17, 2014)

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 above.