Sanja Matsuri (Anual festival of the Asakusa Jinja Shrine)

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The wildest festival in Tokyo “Sanja Matsuri”

Asakusa Jinja Shrine worships Two fishermen brothers (Hamanari, Takenari, HINOKUMA) and wealthy landlord Hajinomatsuchi, who were involved in the creation of Sensoji Temple.
The annual festival is called the Sanja Matsuri. The 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. It will be held from October 16 to 18, 2020.
On October 16, 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 October 17, 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 October 18, 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

 

Details

Event Name Sanja Matsuri (Anual festival of the Asakusa Jinja Shrine)
Venue Around Asakusa Jinja Shrine
Dates October 16, 2020 – October 18, 2020
Open Hours Depends on the event
Admission Admission Free
Pay for food/drink and product sales at the venue.
Address 2-3-1 Asakusa Taito-ku, Tokyo

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