Nov 1
Nov 22

Yushima Tenjin Chrysanthemum Festival

6:00am – 6:00pm

A long-running chrysanthemum festival, this event features some much-loved examples of the autumnal flower as well as some creative displays. 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 The 13 Lords of the Shogun

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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