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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     AllanCook says Sanja Matsuri, one of the three great Shinto festivals of Tokyo, was held this year after a long hiatus. The festival was cancelled after the Tohoku earthquake in 2011, which devastated many parts of Japan by triggering a massive tsunami wave that hit the country. Many parts of Japan are still recovering. He says this is one of three Shinto festivals, and this is the largest of them all. This year the festival had a large turnout and it was more of a celebratory feeling, he explained. 'It was a lot of fun and it was exciting to see so many tourist come out for the festival,' he said.
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    This weekend Tokyo comes alive with the Sanja Matsuri in Asakusa.

     

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