Sanja Matsuri (Anual festival of the Asakusa Jinja Shrine)
The wildest festival in Tokyo “Sanja Matsuri” excites early summer
Asakusa Jinja Shrine worships Two fishermen brothers (Hamanari, Takenari, HINOKUMA) and wealthy landlord Hajinomatsuchi, who were involved in the creation of Sensoji Temple.
The anual festival is held every May and is called “Sanja Matsuri”.
Sanja Matsuri is known as the foremost rough festival in Tokyo, and 1.5 million visitors gather in the three days of the festival period and the town is filled with enthusiasm.
On May 18th, after a parade such as accompaniment and dance walks around the city, dedication of “Binzasara Mai” which is the intangible folk cultural property of Tokyo Metropolitan Government will be held.
▲Parades of dance and accompaniment
On May 19th, Carrying of portable shrines will be held. About 100 town’s portable shrines will parade from Asakusa Jinja Shrine to each town.
▲Carrying of portable shrines
And on May 20th, Carrying of portable shrines of the main shrine will be held, and the festival reach the climax.
The bearers compete for the sticks of the portable shrines, and you can see the sight suitable for the name of “rough festival” exactly.
▲Carrying of portable shrines of the main shrine
|Event Name||Sanja Matsuri (Anual festival of the Asakusa Jinja Shrine)|
|Venue||Around Asakusa Jinja Shrine|
|Dates||May 18, 2018 – May 20, 2018|
|Note||【Main Shrine rituals schedule】
– 13:00 Parades of dance and accompaniment (This event will be cancelled in case of rain)
– 14:20 Dedication of Binzasara Mai (at the Shrine)
– 15:00 Dedication of Binzasara Mai (at Kagura Den)
– 12:00 Carrying of portable shrines
– 06:00 Carrying of portable shrines of the main shrine (Miya mikoshi)
|Open Hours||Depends on the event|
Pay for food/drink and product sales at the venue.
|Address||2-3-1 Asakusa Taito-ku, Tokyo|