36th Asakusa Samba Carnival Parade and Contest

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Photo courtesy of Asakusa Samba Carnival Executive Committee

Photo courtesy of Asakusa Samba Carnival Executive Committee

Photo courtesy of Asakusa Samba Carnival Executive Committee

The largest samba carnival in Japan is a perfect finale to summer in Asakusa. The event attracts authentic samba dance teams from across Japan.
The highlight of the carnival is the colorful, gorgeous costumes—along with the beautiful dancers who wear them.
Each team has a unique theme, which is expressed through the design of the dancers’ costumes and the team’s float. These teams compete in the content of their dance. The lead dancer is called the Rainha de Bateria (Queen of the Drums) and can be identified by her sash. And the pair of dancers bearing the team flag always wear even more elaborate costumes than the rest.
You can enjoy the dynamic dance up close.

Detailed information

Basic information

Address

Asakusa

Taito-ku

Umamichi-dori Street and Kaminarimon-dori Street

Contact information

Name:Asakusa Samba Carnival Executive Committee

Telephone number:03-3847-0038

Website:http://www.asakusa-samba.org/( External link )

Schedule

2017.8.26

Start/end time:13:00–18:00

Access

By train:Short walk from Tokyo Metro Tawaramachi Station / Asakusa Station, Toei Asakusa Line Asakusa Station, Tobu Line Asakusa Station

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