- Posted May 21, 2011 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Recovery in Japan: After the earthquake
Tokyo’s Forgotten City!
- ccostello3, CNN iReport producer
Tokyo Takes a Jump Backwards in Recovery!
Two months after the Great East Japan Earthquake and it would seem Japans famous samurai spirit has finally flickered out! The Sanja festival at Asakusa’s Senso-ji temple is one of the largest in Tokyo and probably all of Japan! Every year over the two day festival almost 1-2 million people cram in to watch the famous festivities! But this year there is nothing! As you can see, what has always been a crowded place for the festival has become almost empty!
In recent weeks Japan has been eagerly promoting the importance of tourism to the recovery effort! And yet here, probably the home to Japans foremost festival, lies an empty and forgotten city!