Most Popular Tokyo Summer Events and Festivals 2019
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The Sannou festival is held in June. The location is Hieda shrine which is in central Tokyo. This festival started during the Edo era, the age of the Samurai. This festival is also known as one of the three Japan festivals [Nihonsandaimatsuti]. These three festivals have been well known for their traditional aspect and proud history. The other two are held in Kyoto and Osaka, so this one is the only one you can enjoy in Tokyo.
There are four types of festivals in June.
The first one is the tea festival: there is a tea garden in the shrine. They make tea from that tea garden and serve it to everyone. The tea is called Sayamacha, which is well known for being one of the best Japanese teas. Sayamacha is also known for its taste.
The second one is the children’s festival: this one is for children. People go to the shrine with a traditional suit, and pray for their health.Summer festival: I think this is most fun festival. You can dance, wear traditional clothes, and eat local food. If it rains, they have tents, so you can still enjoy this festival. If you can talk to local people, you can join their group dance.
From 1590, Tokugawa shougunate was based in Edo, Tokyo. Since then, the Hieda shrine has been worshipped by people in Edo. As I mentioned, this festival is an official one. The reason why this festival is official is because the shougun attended it. The festival was stopped from 1937 to 1951, because of the war, but it was held again with a more traditional feel.
10th/11:00/Omotesenke tea presentation/Main
13:00-15:00/Children party/ Main
14:00-16:30/Kendo festival /Main
18:00/Light up festival/Main
14th/19:00/Light up festival/Main
15th/11:00/Annual festival /Main
18:00Light up festival/Main
16th/11:00/Zenchareidouhiraizumi tea ceremony/Main
17th/10:00Urasenke tea presentation/Main
・ Sub means smaller shrine that located by the biggest one.
・There is another shrine which is like a branch in Nihonbashi. The nearest station is Kayabacho Tokyo metro.
7th to 17th/Daytime/Sayamacha tea party/Garden
8th/12:15/Mini concert [Japanese songs]/Kaguraden main hall
10th/10:00 to 16:00/Tradition of Edo era「Satokagura」/Kaguraden main hall
11th/From 13:45/Kendo competition Whole
Daytime /Kagurabayashi/Kaguraden main hall
13th/10:00 to 16:00/Sessyakagurabayashi /Sessya garden
13th to 15th/ from 18:30/Summer festival/Whole
14th/18:00 to 20:00/KagurabayashiKaguraden/ main hall
11:00 to 15:00/Notenocha tea party /Main garden
15th/Daytime/Tradition of Edo era「Satokagura」/Kaguraden main hall
Noon/Japanese drums [wadaiko]/Main garden
11:00 to 15:00/Notenocha tea party/ Main garden
18:00 to 20:00/Kagurabayashi/Kaguraden main hall
16th/11:30 to 16:30/Zenchareidohiraizumiryu tea party/Main garden
These two schedules are about the events in June next year. There are a lot of events in Sannousai. I already mentioned four events but there are more that will be held. The first one is about a more traditional schedule followed by Shindo.
Kokkaigijidomae [in front of diet building] station, Tokyo metro Chioda line [the green one] exit 5. Go right to the street, and then turn left. Walk along the street.
Tameikesannou station, Tokyo metro Ginza [the orange one] and Nanboku [the bright green one] exit 7. Go right and walk along the street, and then you will find a big shrine gate which is called Torii. You can enter from that.
I have been there once. It was a sunny day. I think that having this kind of massive shrine is in the center of Tokyo is crazy. It is very easy to access it from everywhere. Inside of shrine is solemn. If you are lucky, you can see Japanese traditional wedding.
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