Daikoku Matsuri

Daikoku  | Photo by Manish Prabhune used under CC

Daikoku—a god of fortune, is offering up some good luck blessings to set your year off right at this traditional festival. Highlights of the festival include the following two events:

On Saturday, a bone-chilling (literally) purification ceremony will be performed—”coming-of-age” participants will douse themselves in ice water. Begins at 10am on the Saturday.

On Sunday, at noon, see hocho-shiki—a tradition in Japanese cuisine hailing from the Heian periodi.e.  you’ll see a big carp sliced up real cool!

Venue: Kanda Myojin Shrine
Recommended hotel First Cabin Akihabara Hotel
Web: http://www.kandamyoujin.or...
Entry: Free
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