Tokyo changes at a dizzying pace. Buildings frequently go up and down. Shops and businesses regularly swap hands. Plus fads come and go continuously. Festivals, on the other hand, fortunately don’t — proudly maintaining their traditions and strong community ties.
Events that have presumably altered very little over the years.
Something that can also be said about many of the participants. People who in one way or another have probably been involved since they were kids.
And with Japan’s legendary longevity, they’ll no doubt continue to be involved for many more years to come.