Ryogoku Nigiwai Festival

Dancers at the 両国にぎわい祭り (Sumo Town Prosperity Festival) | Photo by sodai gomi used under CC

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 a word that means prosperity or flourishing) so naturally the festival has multiple locations including the Kokugikan (national sumo stadium), the Edo Tokyo Museum and the Sumida Hokusai Museum.

There will be lots of stalls serving chanko nabe (a staple food of sumo wrestlers – likely served by the wrestlers themselves!), stage events and that old favorite of Japanese community festivals—a stamp rally.

Dates:
Venues: Sumo Museum, Sumida Hokusai Museum, Edo Tokyo Museum
Entry: Free
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Closest station(s): Ryogoku
Web: https://www.edo-tokyo-muse...
Link in Japanese
Area: Ryogoku
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