W280xL360mm, Japan

This is an Ukiyo-e Print published in 1862 of the topic of the Kanda Festival.  Kanda Festival is one of the 3 Shinto Festivals in Japan; it is a festival to celebrate the victory of the battle of  Sekigahara.  The festival is biennial, in years of odd number in the western calendar.  Originally the festival is held on 15th Lunar September, nowadays is held on the closest weekend to 15th May.  On Saturday, there are a parade of floats with 300 people, on Sunday, provinces will bring over 100 small and large portable shrines to the Kanda Myojin.  The Kanda area where the festival takes place is at the heart of tokyo, the uptown area.

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