Apr 8, 2020 | 10:00 AM3:00 PM
The event date is estimated and subject to change. This page will be updated once the organizers confirm the running and scheduling of the event. In the meantime, please check the official event website given in the information box below when available for the latest details.
5/5 out of 1 votes

This event at Sensoji Temple celebrates the Buddha’s birthday and is more formally called Bussho-e (仏生会) or Kanbutsu-e (灌仏会). Visitors can pour ama-cha onto a small figurine of the Buddha in front of the Five-Storied Pagoda in deference to the legend that when the Buddha was born nine dragons descended from the heavens and covered him with nectar. A picture depicting the Buddha’s birth is placed in the main hall, and visitors are treated to a free ama-cha service between 10am and 3pm. There is a small parade at 10am to place the Buddha’s picture in the main hall, and many girls come to the event dressed in kimono.

Pouring ama-cha on the Buddha

Visited? Please add your rating!


Apr 8, 2020
10:00 AM — 3:00 PM
Event Category:


Sensoji Temple
Senso-ji, 2-3-1 Asakusa
Taito, Tokyo 111-0032 Japan
+ Google Map

Send this to a friend