Dudes carrying omikoshi, Asakusa

May 19 2002

Every year a bunch of dudes take off their pants and carry this golden god-car around Asakusa. We went to check it out, and it was neat to see the tradition still being carried out. I don’t know if smoking a cig and yelling at people for using your shishkabob stand’s trash can because they hadn’t bought any shishkabobs from you is tradition, as well. Maybe it’s an emerging ritual.