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SANJA MATSURI on May 17-19, 2013

posted May 13, 2013, 1:47 AM by Tsubasa Kato   [ updated May 13, 2013, 2:00 AM ]
SANJA MATSURI, which is one of the Three Great Festivals of EDO (now Tokyo), is held on the third Saturday and Sunday every May by the Ujiko (inhabitants of the neighboring community) at Asakusa Shirne (previously called "SANJA Daigongen Shrine"), sacred to the tutelary deity of the locality, Asakusa. Although the festival seems to date from older times, the presentday from of the festival was established in the Edo period (1603-1868). The parade of the portable shrines is conducted primarily for the mutual amity of the Ujiko and he prosperity of the community but also enjoyed by people other than the Ujiko. (by Asakusa Shrine)
May 17-19, 2013
Time: 1pm-3:30pm (May 17), 10am-5pm (May 18) and
          6am-9pm (May 19)
Address: Asakusa Jinja Shrine
               (2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo)
Access: 5-minute walk from Asakusa Station
             (Toei Asakusa Line or Tobu Isesaki Line)


Sanjya Matsuri
Asakusa Shrine
Sanjya Matsuri