Feb/3/2020 SETSUBUN(bean-tossing) Celebration at Sensoji Temple3.4
from 2/3 '20 to 2/3 '20
Setsubun is a traditional bean-throwing event held at shrines and temples across Japan. It marks the end of winter. First held for the common people at Sensoji Temple, this large event was memorialized in a legendary old guide to the famous places in Edo (as Tokyo was formerly known).
Usually participants shout "Demons out; fortune in!" as they throw beans, but at Asakusa's celebration, the phrase is changed to "Long life, fortune in!" This is because it is believed that no demons can be present in front of Kannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy to whom the temple is dedicated.
You can also see the "seven lucky gods" dance, which is one of Sensoji's most famous rituals. After the dance, famous personalities connected to Asakusa throw beans and make merry around the temple grounds. This bean-throwing ceremony starts around 16:00 and is hosted by the Asakusa Tourism Federation.
Date : February 3, 2020
Hours : Parades start at 11:30 and 13:30.
*Procession followed by mamemaki bean throwing, and finally Fukuju-no-Mai dance
Venue : Sensoji Temple ( 2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo)
Access : a 5-min walk from Asakusa Station
PurposeFestivals,easily accessible,LMFAO,Traditional folk,experience,reasonable,shrine/temple,sightseeing,major,let's hang out!
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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.