Mar 17, 2019

Jigen-e (Gold Dragon Festival) at Asakusa-Kannon, Taito, Tokyo

Jigen-e (Gold Dragon Festival) at Asakusa-Kannon, Taito, Tokyo

18th March, 2019 | at Asakusa-Kannon, Taito, Tokyo   On March 18 in the year 628 (the 36th year of the reign of Empress Suiko), two fishermen brothers who were catching fish at the Sumida River found a small Buddhist statue. They gave it to Haji no Nakatomo, who realized it was a statue of the bodhisattva Kannon. 
He enshrined this statue on a Japanese pagoda tree stump, entered the priesthood, turned his home into a temple, and became deeply religious. This manifestation of the bodhisattva Kannon was the beginning of Sensoji Temple, which is celebrated by the Asakusa Kannon Jigen-e ritual. Sensoji Temple originated from the honorific name "Kinryuzan" (Golden Dragon Mountain). 

# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
[Official Homepage of the Event]

「浅草観音示現会 金龍の舞」東京都台東区

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