Late
Apr
~
Early
May

Meiji Shrine Spring Grand Festival

Cancelled
Free

Every year during Golden Week, a Spring Grand Festival is held at Meiji Shrine (the biggest and most important shrine in Tokyo). The week-long festival features an impressive lineup of traditional performing arts presentations—lead by masters in the field.

Main ceremonies/performance schedule includes:

  1. Shinto ritual ceremonies (main ceremony)
  2. Bugaku (ancient imperial court music)
  3. Yabusame (horseback archery)
  4. Budo (martial arts demonstrations)
  5. Noh and kyogen (classical Japanese theater)
  6. Hogaku and hobu (classical Japanese dance)
  7. Kyudo (Japanese archery)
  8. Sankyoku (traditional Japanese music)
  9. Satsuma biwa (Japanese lute)
  10. Sansyuden (ceremonial poem recital)

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