Koami Jinja is one of the few surviving shrines that was constructed using wood from the cypress tree in Chuo Ward and is officially registered as a municipal cultural asset. Today’s main hall and kagura hall were constructed in 1942, and the main hall adheres to traditional design with elaborately sculptured ornaments.
The shrine holds a doburoku (crude home-brewed sake) festival annually on the same day in November. It’s regarded as one of the two major doburoku festivals in the Kanto region. Home-brewed sake will be offered to visitors in prayer for the productiveness of grain, a perfect state of health and for good luck. Don’t miss the Sato-kagura Shinto dance performance at 12:30.
The Ark Hills antique market is much classier compared to some of Tokyo’s usual fairs. In addition to the amazing finds you can usually dig up at a flea market like jewelry and home goods, you can also find stylish […]
Every year, local shoemakers gather at Tamahime Inari Shrine for the Kon-Kon Kutsu Ichi (“Shoe Festival”). In a gesture of customer appreciation, these companies sell their goods (men’s shoes, women’s shoes, sneakers, sandals, bags, belts, leather accessories and material, etc.) for […]
Watching Sumo wrestlers trying to make babies cry might seem like an odd pastime, but in Asakusa’s Sensoji it’s an age-old tradition. The 400-year-old event takes place at a few different temples and shrines across Japan but this is by […]
Ryogoku is a neighborhood with a long history as the center of Japan’s national sport of sumo. It’s also the home to some major museums. This event, was started to highlight the many points of interest in the area (nigiwai is […]