Tue, Dec
14

The 47 Ronin Winter Festival

11:00am – 1:00pm
Free

The winter edition of the Akougishisai—a festival commemorating the 47 ronin (or masterless samurai)—happens at Sengakuji temple, the very same place to which the 47 loyal samurai took their enemy’s severed head and which holds their graves.

Don’t expect any colourful re-enactments, this is a serious religious event with a graveside ceremony starting at 11am and then a ritual tea ceremony and a memorial service taking place at the main hall from noon.

For an in depth look at the historical rendition and what to expect at the festival, read our article: “There were only 46: The 47 Loyal Samurai and their festival

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