Things to do / Traditional festivals

Tokyo: Kagami-biraki-shiki

Traditional rice cake cutting ceremony on the first Budo (martial arts) training session day of the New Year.

Schedule & Key events:
from 12:45 p.m.: Ceremony of Yoroi Kizome (wearing an armor for the first time)
from 1:05 p.m.: Ceremony of Kagami-biraki (cutting a large round rice-cake)
from 1:30 p.m.: Demonstration of various Budo
from 3:25 p.m.: Serving of Shiruko (sweet red-bean soup with small pieces of
rice cake)

Location: Nippon Budokan, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Tokyo Metro Tozai, Hanzomon Line or Toei Shinjuku Subway Line to Kudanshita Sta. (T07, Z06, S05)(Exit2), and then walk 5 min.

Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.