23 Oct ’10

Wild Asakusa Samba Carnival – Tokyo Japan

Every year in Tokyo’s Asakusa district, the wild and sexy Asakusa Samba Carnival 浅草サンバカーニバル is held on the last Saturday of August since 1981.

All Photos Can Be Found At: Red Flava Gallery

People in Asakusa always love festivals. In 1999, AESA (Associacao da Escolas de Samba de Asakusa) was established by teams of the first league of the Asakusa Samba Carnival.

The Asakusa Samba Carnival is said to be one of the largest samba celebrations outside Brazil. The festival has a strong international flavour under the passionate Brazilian rhythm, attracting more than 500,000 sightseers every year.

The event was launched to revitalize the town which was built around one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Japan. The Japanese samba team adopts their own themes and makes their own costumes.

One of the main attractions of the festival is the Samba Parade Contest. Thousands of samba rhythm lovers from all over Japan come to Asakusa to compete for the most spectacular dancing and other performances.

The crowds in Japan are reportedly more disciplined, with many spectators taking photos and marvelling at the exotic and eye-catching costumes. The following video is the 2010 Asakusa Samba Carnival.

More Photos from the 2010 Asakusa Samba Carnival

All Photos Can Be Found At: Red Flava Gallery

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  1. Lol at picture labelled 28, crazy face. Looks like it was a pretty weird carnival, not so weird for Japan though.

  2. Rufus

    Tokyo is full of surprise and fun. :D

    Wild parties are the best among all!

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