Jun 11, 2016

Torigoe Matsuri at Torigoe Shrine, Taito, Tokyo

Torigoe Matsuri at Torigoe Shrine, Taito, Tokyo

11th - 12th June, 2016 | at Torigoe Shrine, Taito, Tokyo
Warrior Yamato Takeru, enshrined and worshiped at Torigoe Shrine, is honored with an authentic "downtown" festival which draws huge crowds.
The so-called obake (monster) mikoshi, said to be the heaviest in Tokyo at four tons, is paraded through parish streets by hundreds of happi-clad bearers to entertain and honor the deity within and ask for his favor.
The parade carries on throughout the day, and then in the evening returns to the shrine by atmospheric lanternlight. (*reference: JNTO)

# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/160608torigoe.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.taitonavi.jp/enjoy_detail.html?no=227         


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