Rising stars of kabuki run new-year Asakusa gauntlet

Stage Jan 14, 2015

Rising stars of kabuki run new-year Asakusa gauntlet

by Natsume Date

One of the major sightseeing spots in Tokyo, and indeed in Japan, is the city's oldest temple, Sensoji, which was founded in 645 in the Asakusa district of present-day Taito Ward. Though perpetually thronged with people, its beautiful precincts attract staggering numbers at New ...

Famed Kaminarimon lantern gets rare makeover

National Nov 18, 2013

Famed Kaminarimon lantern gets rare makeover

The giant red lantern at Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate), which serves as the entrance to Sensoji Temple, made its first appearance after a once-in-a-decade makeover during a dedication ceremony Monday. This was the fifth time the lantern, the symbol of the historical Asakusa district in Taito ...