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Ikegami Honmonji Temple – Oeshiki Festival

Ikegami Honmonji Temple - Oeshiki Festival

© IKEGAMI HONMONJI. All rights Reserved.

Oeshiki festival that hold on the anniversary of Saint Nichiren’s death

Oeshiki Festival of Ikegami Honmonji Temple very famous festival in Tokyo, will held on the anniversary of Saint Nichiren’s death. The festival will be held in Nichiren temples throughout the country, but it is the most grand festival, that will be held at Ikegami Honmonji Temple.

The highlight is the “mando rite”. The huge floats are accompanied by Matoi, Edo-era firemen, who provide music for the march on their flutes and drums. Many people carry sacred lanterns decorated with cherry blossoms along the approximately two-kilometer route from Ikegami Station to the temple.

Ikegami Honmonji Temple - Oeshiki Festival

“Mando 万灯” © IKEGAMI HONMONJI. All rights Reserved.

Ikegami Honmonji Temple - Oeshiki Festival

“Mando 万灯” © IKEGAMI HONMONJI. All rights Reserved.

Ikegami Honmonji Temple - Oeshiki Festival

“Matoi 纏(まとい)” © IKEGAMI HONMONJI. All rights Reserved.

Ikegami Honmonji Temple - Oeshiki Festival

“Matoi 纏(まとい)” © IKEGAMI HONMONJI. All rights Reserved.

Over 300,000 people usually attend the festival every year to enjoy the magical atmosphere, but for those who can’t be there in person, the event is also broadcast online.

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Event Name Ikegami Honmonji Temple – Oeshiki Festival
Venue Ikegami Honmonji Temple
Dates October 11, 2016 – October 13, 2016
Open Hours 【Mando rite】Oct 12 18:00~23:00
Please check the offical site for the other event.
Admission Free
Pay for drink/food & products at the venue
Address 1-1-1 Ikegami Ota-ku, Tokyo
Contact 03-3752-2331
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