/>
covid-19
covid-19

Embrace: Paule Saviano Photography Exhibition

Embrace is Paule Saviano’s latest photography exhibition. Through gathering and featuring a large collection of portraits of transgender youth, adults and elderly, Embrace demonstrates the immensely diverse range of identities and experiences of transgender, intersex and gender non-binary people. The…

Read more

Setsubun (Bean Tossing) at Sensoji Temple

Literally meaning “seasonal division,” setsubun is held in early February each year to mark the beginning of spring according to the Japanese lunar calendar. Rituals of chasing away evil spirits have commonly been held throughout Japan for centuries. If the 13th century…

Read more

Hozuki Ichi at Sensoji Temple

As the kodoku-nichi (a ritual during which a prayer counts for 100 or 1,000), the Hozuki Ichi is a tradition that takes place every summer since Edo Period. Hozuki means “Japanese lantern” and it is the name of a flower,…

Read more

Asakusa Yabusame: Horseback Archery 2019

Yabusame is not really popular in Japan, there are only few events to show this spectacular Japanese martial art. This is a rare opportunity to watch the amazing horse-mounted archery in Sumida Park. This is also the right time and place to do hanami (cherry…

Read more

Sumida River Cherry Blossom Festival 2019

The cherry blossom trees in Sumida Park in Asakusa between the Azumabashi and Sakurabashi bridges are nationally famous, and rightly so, the 640 cherry blossom trees lining both sides of the Sumida river in late March and early April are truly spectacular.

Read more

“Speak to Me” by Richard Byers

Gallery éf Asakusa is celebrating its building’s 150 year anniversary with a cutting edge mixed media exhibit by Australian light artist Richard Byers from May 23 to June 10. The “Speak to Me” exhibit, inspired by a poem by the…

Read more