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Zoshigaya Kishimojin Oeshiki

Zoshigaya Kishimojin Oeshiki

37th Oeshiki Photo Contest (Photo/草信純雅氏)

Mando and Matoi walk around Ikebukuro station on the final day

Each year, Oeshiki Festival is held on 10/16-10/18 for the anniversary of Saint Nichiren’s death. It is a regional grand festival as annual event from the Edo period.

Zoshigaya Kishimojin Oeshiki

37th Oeshiki Photo Contest (Photo/細田邦昭氏) “Mando 万灯”

Many people walk around Zoshigaya town for 3 days for memorial service, beat the drums, the approach is very crowded with stalls and spectators.

Zoshigaya Kishimojin Oeshiki

37th Oeshiki Photo Contest (Photo/小池基夫氏) “Matoi 纏(まとい)”

It raised “Mando 万灯” with height of 3-4 meters decorated with weeping cherry tree that mimics in the Japanese paper, the parade until Kishimojin while beating the drums has been popular as a seasonal tradition of fantastic autumn.

Zoshigaya Kishimojin Oeshiki

37th Oeshiki Photo Contest (Photo/関口浩司氏)

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Event Name Zoshigaya Kishimojin Oeshiki
Venue Zoshigaya Kishimojin
Dates October 16, 2016 – October 18, 2016
Note 【Oct 16】
Local Mando walk around the town, and Worship at Kishimojin
【Oct 17】
Mando start from Seido Kishimojin at Mejirodai Bunkyo-ku 19:30, walk around Shinobazu Street – Mejiro Street, and arrive at Kishimojin about 20:00
【Oct 18】
Mando start from in front of Ikebukuro Station East Exit / Seibu Department Store 19:00, walk through Meiji Street – Mejiro Street, the first Mando arrive at Kishimojin 20:00
Open Hours Mando rite
Oct 17 19:30-
Oct 18 19:00-
Admission Free
Address 3-15-20 Zoshigaya Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Contact 03-3971-4383 Houmyouji (9:00-18:00)
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