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Yushima Tenjin Matsuri – Bunkyo Ward

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on June 12, 2014

A couple of weeks ago we had a whole bunch of fantastic festivals to chose from and I did my best to try and catch as many of them as possible. Sometimes you just can’t do them all though! One of my favorites is the annual spring festival at Yushima Tenjin in Tokyo’s Bunkyo Ward, just on the edge of Ueno! The shrine is famous for its focus on learning and education and you can tell by the rather lavish parade that the shrine is doing well in terms of support. There were rickshaws, professional omikoshi bearers and even horses taking part in this year’s festival procession that spent two days winding it’s way through all the streets of the parish.

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  1. Julie said, on June 12, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    I’m glad that lovely festivals like these are well-funded because it would be tooooo sad if they stopped doing them because of budget cuts. I especially like the arrow-bearing boys! (Of course I would!)

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    • tokyobling said, on June 13, 2014 at 1:12 am

      Haha… I knew you would! Yes, Japanese treasure their traditions I think.

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