Shirasagi (white heron) Dance with a history of over 1000years is performed twice a day. Various characters in traditional attire including dancers parade from Denboin Tempe via Nakamise street to the Main Hall, and Shirasagi-no-mai is performed with Japanese musical instrumets on the ground of the temple.
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Location: Senso-ji Temple, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Tokyo Metro Ginza Line or Toei Asakusa Subway Line to Asakusa Sta. (G19, A18), 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.