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Torikoe Matsuri - Torikoe Shrine Festival

Torikoe Matsuri - Torikoe Shrine Festivalの写真1

2017.6.10(Sat) - 2017.6.11(Sun)

The miya-mikoshi (portable shrine) of Torikoe Shrine is called Sengan-Mikoshi (sengan are nearly 4 tons). It is the heaviest mikoshi in Tokyo. On Sunday this mikoshi is carried by the parishioners. The mikoshi parade is led by people dressed as Sarutahiko and Tekomai and children carrying flags in five colors. The climax of the festival is in the evening, when the paper lanterns of the mikoshi and the neighborhoods’ lanterns hung from long poles are illuminated. This special and impressive “miyairi”, the return of the mikoshi to the shrine, is called “Torikoe Night Festival”.

Location
Torikoe Shrine
Date
June 10-11, 2017 - miyadashi at 6:30, miyairi at 21:00
Access

Torikoe Shrine:
・6 min. walk from Toei Subway Asakusa Line Kuramae Station
・8 min. walk from Toei Subway Asakusa Line Shin-Okachimachi Station
・8 min. walk from JR Asakusabashi Station

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