Sensoji Honzon Jigen-e

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Sensoji Honzon Jigen-e | Time Out Tokyo
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A festival honouring the three men who founded Asakusa’s great Sensoji Temple almost 1,400 years ago, the annual Honzon Jigen-e sees three portable mikoshi shrines enshrining them transported from neighbouring Asakusa Shrine to the temple’s main hall and back again. As the festival falls on a weekend in 2018, the mikoshi will also be taken out on a tour of the neighbourhood before being returned to the shrine. Traditional dragon dances (at 11.30am, 2pm and 3.30pm) accompany the action.

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