Kameido Tenjin Taisai (Summer festival)

Kameido Tenjin Taisai
This is the Summer festival of the Kameido Tenjin shrine and is held annually. I wasn’t interested in the Mikoshi parade, because I’ve already seen plenty of those. What I was interested in were the lanterns which are lit up around the shrine in the evening.

There are 1100 lanterns, although not all were lit up for some reason. A Shinto dance is performed on stage.

Kameido Tenjin Taisai

As this festival was different from the other festivals this month, I enjoyed this matsuri very much.

The shrine is near Kameido Station on the JR Sobu Line. From the station it’s a 15 minute walk.

Kameido Tenjin Taisai

About Mattie

This is my personal blog expressing my love for traveling in Japan, Korea and other parts of the world. When I'm not studying languages or extending my camera collection, I write for computer and tech magazines. Check out my YouTube videos as well. All new posts including ones for older events will be announced on my Twitter account.

Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2010, in japan, matsuri, tokyo. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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