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Tokyo: Manaita-biraki

New Year's ceremony to dedicate a carp as an offering to the temple. The head master of Shijo-ryu school of Japanese culinary arts, dressed in traditional attire demonstrates the art of skillfully slicing a large carp on the board, only using a knife and chopsticks, not even touching the fish with his hands.

Schedule & Key events:
10 a.m.-noon

Location: Hoon-ji Temple, Taito-ku, Tokyo


Access:
Tokyo Metro Ginza Line to Inaricho Sta. (G17)(Exit 3), 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.