One Awesome Morning At Little Tokyo

Watched Dashi for the first time at Ennichisai Festival- Little Tokyo,  well, I would regret it if I missed it.

DASHI is a 'moving' shrine on a wheel. And this Dashi is the first one made and performed outside Japan. Pulled using big cord, no less than 20m long, it is built without using a single nail. This Dashi was made by Jepara (central Java) carpenter. Shinto followers believe that it serves as the vehicle of a divine spirit in Japan at the time of a parade of deities.
The Little Drummer Girl

A mikoshi (神輿), above, is a portable Shinto shrine, smaller than Dashi. Tthe mikoshi resembles a miniature building, with pillars, walls, a roof, a veranda and a railing. Typical shapes are rectangles, hexagons, and octagons. The body, which stands on two or four poles (for carrying), is usually lavishly decorated,the roof usually hold a carving of a phoenix.

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