The Shinagawa Shukuba Festival, also known as the Shinagawa Shukuba Matsuri, is a festival celebrating Shinagawa\u2019s history as the first rest stop on the Tokaid\u014d Road heading south. What happens? The Tokaid\u014d was Japan\u2019s main east-west route linking Edo (Tokyo) with Kyoto during the Edo period. This is a fun excuse for the locals to put on fancy dress and pretend to be samurai, geisha, courtesans, and other historical characters. The Oiran Dochu -- courtesan procession -- won't happen in 2023. The festival will be happening on Saturday and Sunday along a stretch of the \u2018Old Tokaid\u014d\u2019 (now a suburban street) between Shimbamba and Aomono Yokocho stations on the Keikyu Main Line.