Iriya Asagao Matsuri

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Iriya Asagao Matsuri
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Held annually for three days on July 6th-8th around the Tanabata Festival, the Iriya Asagao Matsuri is a Shitamachi summer event. Over 100 vendors display about 120,000 morning glory plants at Iriya Kishimojin (Shingenji temple) and along the adjacent Kototoi-dori road. The temple is known for Iriya's Kishimojin goddess. Iriya's morning glory market was popular in the Edo Period, but was discontinued until it was revived in 1948. It hails the coming of summer and retains a lot of the Edo flavor.
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Neighbourhood: Ueno, Asakusa
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.

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Jul 2019 • Solo
This festival is held every year on July 6,7,8. Besides Morning Glory, there are many food stalls of Kebab, Okonomiyaki and Jag-butter (Baked potatoes) etc. I guess you will enjoy the lively atmosphere,
Written 6 July 2019
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