Nov/3 Shirasagi no Mai at Sensoji Temple

Sightseeing information about Nov/3 Shirasagi no Mai at Sensoji Temple in Japan.

Nov/3 Shirasagi no Mai(White Heron Dance) at Sensoji Temple3.2

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 from 11/3 '19 to 11/3 '19


One of the Temple dance in Sensoji Temple "Shirasagi no Mai". It is a beautiful and elegant event, dancing in a stunning white snowy heron costume. It is held twice a year, in spring and autumn.
It was a dance dedicated to the centennial celebration from Edo to Tokyo, decorating the spring and autumn of Sensoji Temple.
Based on the legend of the gods and Buddha, it expresses the beautiful figure of the white snowy heron gliding down that drives away disasters.
Parades accompanied by "Musha (Bushi)" and "Gakunin (= music band)", " Shugoudouji (守護童子)" by local children is a very beautiful event.

Venue: Asakusa Sensoji Temple (2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito ward)
Nov. 3rd, 2019 Sunday
1st: [departure from Dempoin Temple at 11:00→ Nakamise → Sensoji Temple Main Hall] Podium at the west side of main square in front of the main hall from 11:30 am
2nd: [departure from Dempoin Temple at 14:00 → Orange Street → Kaminarimon Street → Kaminarimon → Nakamise → Sensoji Temple Main Hall] Podium at the west side of main square in front of the main hall from 2:40 pm

Access : Asakusa Station

Purposeeasily accessible,parade,Traditional folk,shrine/temple,sightseeing,shopping
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5.0in the last week

Love this place I try to get there as often as possible, especially great during and evening stroll.

4.0a week ago

Very amazing and interesting temple. You can feel the authentic Japanese culture there. Also you can enjoy some Japanese street food.

5.02 weeks ago

It was raining when i went there, but still very nice. I would love to go back to see the place during night time. I heard it's more lovely.

5.0a week ago

This place is extremely famous for the various types of foods available. The atmosphere tempt the people to stay for the longer duration over here.

5.0a month ago

All the shops are closed and the way to the place is completely deserted. However, we see some people having their evening walk. This is the first time I have seen this place without crowd and gives a different feel to it. A must visit place for anyone to have feel of Buddhist temple architecture in central Tokyo.