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Sanja Matsuri (Festival of Three Shrines)  

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The main festival for the Asakusa Shrine, said to be one of the "Three Festivals of Edo" along with the Sanno Matsuri at the Hie Shrine and Kanda Matsuri at the Kanda Shrine.

 

With dapper men (and women) in "hanten" half-coats carrying shrine-like mikoshis through the city streets, this has become an activity, keeping the "shitamachi" tradition alive.

 

<Dates>   May 17 ~ May 19, 2019
<Location>   Asakusa Shrine, Sensoji Temple and the entire Asakusa area
* The mikoshi will also pass in front of the hotel.

Details can be viewed at the official site below.
http://www.asakusajinja.jp/sanjamatsuri/

 

*Please be advised, traffic will be restricted during the festival.

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