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Jun 8, 2019 at 6:30 am - Jun 9, 2019 at 9:00 pmFree
Japan’s summers are all about matsuri (summer festival), but amongst the many in Tokyo the Torigoe Matsuri, centered on the Torigoe Shrine in Asakusabashi, stands out. The main event of the weekend is the procession carrying Torigoe’s four ton sengan-omikoshi (portable shrine) on Sunday at 6:30pm. There’s a big chance you’ll be able to assist in carrying the shrine, given that so much help is needed — and as a bonus, it brings good luck. On Saturday, you can see smaller shrines carried by children from 10am, while from 4pm to 8pm other shrines will be carried around the temple. Around the temple, more than 250 stands will sell typical festival gadgets and food on both days.