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Things to do / Traditional festivals

Tokyo: Usokae-Shinji

Bullfinch exchange ritual. Bullfinches , which are called "Uso" in Japanese, are regarded as symbols of good luck. People exchange old carved wooden bullfinches for new ones. Kasai-Bayashi (Japanese festival music) and Sato-Kagura (Shinto dance with music) will be performed several times a day between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Kagura-den Hall.

Schedule & Key events:
● Jan. 24 Kasai-Bayashi
● Jan. 25 Sato-Kagura

Location: Kameido Tenjin Shrine, Koto-ku, Tokyo


Access:
JR Sobu Line to Kameido Sta. (North Exit), and then walk 15 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.