Tokyobling's Blog

The Last Tsukiji Shishimatsuri

Posted in Japanese Traditions, People, Places by tokyobling on July 28, 2015

Last month I hurried down to the famous Tokyo Tsukiji Fish Market, probably found on almost every foreign tourist visiting Tokyo, to see the last Tsukiji Shishimatsuri taking place inside the old Fish Market ground. The fish market is scheduled to close in a few months, ending a decades long history as the main fresh fish market of the Japanese capital. Usually a quite minor festival, this one was a little bit special and it was wonderful to have had the chance to see the gates of the Fish Market open one last time for huge black toothed lion’s head, the priests, and the omikoshi (portable shrine) belonging to the local Jinja. More photos and stories from this festival to come!












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  1. Mikku said, on July 30, 2015 at 4:56 am

    Now that’s a real piece of Tokyo history! Am very jealous that you made it to the final one. sasuga


    • tokyobling said, on July 30, 2015 at 8:33 am

      Haha… thank you! Well, I miss quite a few of these. For some reason there are lots of anniversaries, firsts, lasts, etc. this year. Hard to keep up! (^-^)


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