Enshrined in tradition

Participants in traditional Japanese garb bearing portable shrines during a parade at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo yesterday. They were taking part in the Sanno Festival, whose main attraction is a nine-hour-long parade by hundreds of shrine-carrying
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Participants in traditional Japanese garb bearing portable shrines during a parade at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo yesterday. They were taking part in the Sanno Festival, whose main attraction is a nine-hour-long parade by hundreds of shrine-carrying devotees in colourful costumes through about 20km of central Tokyo.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 11, 2016, with the headline 'Enshrined in tradition'. Print Edition | Subscribe