Kanda Matsuri

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Kanda Matsuri
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Boasting a history of nearly 1300 years, the "Kanda Festival" at Kanda Myojin is, along with the "Sanno Festival" at Hie Shrine and the "Fukugawa Festival" at Tomioka Hachiman Shrine, counted as one of the big-three Edo festivals. Moreover, it is also one of Japan's big three festivals along with Kyoto's "Gion Festival" and Osaka's "Shinko Festival." There are various events such as the "Shinko Festival" at which people dressed in Heian Period costume solemnly march, the "Tsuke Festival" at which processions of warriors and various floats can be seen, and the miyairi (the re-enshrinement) of portable shrines gathered from the various towns, as well as resplendent festival picture scrolls that are on display from morning till night.
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Neighborhood: Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
Ochanomizu boasts its academic foundations starting with Yushima Seido, the birthplace of modern day Japanese education. The area has kept its college town feel with several university campuses. If you head towards Jinbocho, you'll find musical instrument and sports equipment shops, and an area of used bookstores for students and anyone interested in literature and the arts. Akihabara is well-known for its computer and electronic goods stores, and is now hugely popular as the must-visit mecca for people interested in anime and games. Kanda is an office district where you can find loads of reasonably priced izakayas popular with professionals who stop to eat and drink before making their way home.

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One of the three big matsuri of Japan
May 2019 • Friends
Kanda Matsuri is held every two years in May, at Kanda Miyojin shrine. The mikoshi procession moce through the central area of Tokyo, among areas of Kanda, Nihombashi and Akihabara. Is one of the three big festival of Japan and many people attend it because is related with protection of Tokyo.
Written May 12, 2019
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