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The 33rd Asakusa Samba Carnival

What is Asakusa Samba Carnival

Asakusa Samba Carnival was started in 1981 to remind that Asakusa is an entertainment district. Today was the 33rd event. Usually the last Saturday of August is the day. The parade starts from Umamichi Street near Nitenmon Gate and ends at the intersection of Kaminarimon Street and Kokusai Street. The streets close at 13:00 and the parade starts 13:30. The teams starts in the order of last year's ranking. The last year's winner starts the last.

Results this year

FINAL! The result in 2014
1. G.R.E.S. União Dos Amadores
2. G.R.E.S. Saúde
3. G.R.E.S. BARBAROS
4. G.R.E.S. ALEGRIA
5. G.R.E.S. LIBERDADE

Top 5 in 2013
1. G.R.E.S. União Dos Amadores
2. G.R.E.S. Saúde
3. G.R.E.S. BARBAROS
4. G.R.E.S. LIBERDADE
5. G.R.E.S. ALEGRIA

* G.R.E.S. is an abriviation of Gremio Recreativo Escola de Samba, which means Samba team.

This year (August 23, 2014)

This year, about 495,000 people came to see this event according to the official website.

by Keiko, OTT

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