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Yushima Tenjin Chrysanthemum Festival

6:00am – 6:00pm

This is a long-running chrysanthemum festival that features some much-loved examples of the autumnal flower, as well as some creative displays.

What happens?

The temple is known for displaying the chrysanthemum Tomoe Nishiki, which is deep red and seen in Katsushika Hokusai paintings, but they have plenty of other examples. With many kinds of cultivated chrysanthemums being lost due to the difficulty of growing them, the dedication shown by the temple is admirable in itself.

They will have displays of around 2,000 flowers, as well as the crowning jewel: three famous figures donned with clothes crafted from chrysanthemums. This year they are from the NHK historical drama What Will You Do, Ieyasu?.

The display will be open from 6 a.m. until sunset and there will be no evening illuminations.

Photo by Bunkyo City Tourism Association
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