Apr/8, 2020 Flower Festival (Hana Matsuri) in Sensoji Temple3.1
from 4/8 '20 to 4/8 '20
※Due to the coronavirus concerns, the pouring amacha event is canceled.
The event celebrating the birth of the Buddha of Buddhism, became an event called "Flower Festival (Hana Matsuri)" interweaving the episode of when Buddha was born.
Buddhism originating in India has taken root in Japan, and remains as a festival that changed its form.
In Sensoji Temple, it is heartwarming to see the children of the area pull the carriage by sacred animal of Buddhism "White Elephant".
At 10:00 Buddhist memorial service begins at the main hall. Hanamido (memorial service of flowers) is prepared at the end. Hanamido is provided in the main hall and the approach of the main hall, and the approach of the Gojunoto tower (5-Story Pagoda), anyone may visit.
At the Hanamido decorated with colorful flowers, the Tanjyobutsu (Buddhist statue) representing when the Buddha was born is placed.
Tanjyobutsu has an innocent child appearance, with the right hand pointing the sky and the left hand pointing to the ground. This has a meaning "Everyone living in this world is valuable and precious".
During this festival, it is customary to pour amacha (sweet hydrangea tea) over the Buddha’s statue installed at the hanamido (an altar usually decorated with flowers). Besides, cut flowers are distributed to visitors.
Access : a 5-min walk from JR Asakusa Sta.
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5.02 weeks ago
Its an all time favorite place to visit in Tokyo. I have visited here at various times in the day, night and every time its a amazing. Quite centrally located and many places to visit around. Shopping streets here are very lively.
Sumeda river is just a few hundred meters away and offers amazing view. If you are keen, a whole day can be spent here in the radius of 2km around temple.
5.03 months ago
Worth to visit there especially at night !!!!
5.02 months ago
Beautiful time to visit, not crowded at all and could walk through the Main Street with ease. A must see place in Tokyo, really good contrast of the current modern city and traditional Japan. Lots of local food stalls with great cuisine available as well 👌
5.02 weeks ago
Great atmosphere and loads of shop for food, clothing, souvenirs, etc."
lots of sushi shop with reasonable price, super friendly staff."
"The shopping area has vide range of Japanese foods and amazing variety of fans. definitely recommend to rent some Kimono costumes and take some photos while walking along the narrow streets of this wonderful neighborhood.
5.05 months 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.