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Bunkyo Plum Blossom Festival 2019

February 8 at 8:00 am - March 8 at 7:30 pm

Free
Yushima Tenjin plum blossom

Yushima Tenjin has been known to many local people as “Plum Plaza” since the Edo period.
The first plum blossom festival at Yushima Tenjin was held in 1964, so this year they are celebrating 62 years.

Each year the event has grown in popularity and is now one of Tokyo’s most famous plum blossom festivals.

It can get crowded with a total of 400,000 people visiting during the 1 month period. It is always reported on in the newspapers, TV and radio.

Historical Background of Yushin Tenjin:

Yushima Tenmangu is a Shinto shrine commonly called Yushima Tenjin. This shrine was originally established in 458 A.D. in order to worship Ameno-tajikaraono-mikoto, one of deities appears in the Japanese myths. Later, in February 1355, the spirit of Sugawara Michizane, a historical figure, was also enshrined to venerate his extraordinary virtue as a scholar.
In October 1478, Oota Dokan(1432-86), a war lord in Kanto region, made the shrine building anew. Since then, many scholars and writers including Hayashi Doshun and Arai Hakuseki Confucian scholars in Edo period, have worshiped at this shrine.

Details

Start:
February 8 at 8:00 am
End:
March 8 at 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://www.yushimatenjin.or.jp/pc/ume/f_maturi.htm

Organizer

Yushima Tenjin
Phone:
03-3836-0753
Website:
http://www.yushimatenjin.or.jp/pc/eng-page/english.htm

Venue

Yushima Tenjin
3-30-1 Yushima Bunkyo-ku Japan + Google Map
Phone:
03-3836-0753
Website:
www.yushimatenjin.or.jp