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This festival—centered around Torigoe Shrine in Asakusabashi—has a history dating back to the Heian era (794-1185 CE), but today is famous for the portable shrine, sengan-mikoshi (千貫神輿), which weighs in at almost 4 tons as is carried around the streets in the evening.

Event Times

  • Saturday: Floats and smaller mikoshi carried by children can be seen in the morning from 10am, while between 4pm and 8pm other portable shrines are carried around the shrine.
  • Sunday: The sengan-mikoshi leaves Torigoe Shrine at 6:30pm and returns, after travelling around the nearby districts, at around 9pm. There are also smaller portable shrines and floats that form part of the procession.

Stands (250+) selling the usual festival fare line the streets on both days.


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Details

Start:
Saturday, Jun 8
End:
Sunday, Jun 9
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.city.taito.lg.jp/index/event/kanko/torikoematsuri.html

Venue

Torigoe Shrine
2-Chome 4-1 Torigoe
Taito, Tokyo 111-0054 Japan
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