Edo Nagashibina Floating Dolls Ceremony

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When: 01/03/15: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Where: Azumabashi Bridge Shinsui Terrace and Sumida Park, 1-2 Hanakawado

Head down to Asakusa’s Azumabashi Bridge on March 1st to see a ceremony of air and water as the annual ceremony of Nagashibina takes place. A tradition that has its roots in keeping children safe and avoiding tragedy, the ancient ceremony draws hundreds of parents and children release human-shaped dolls into the river in an effort to dispel misfortune. Look to the sky and you’ll catch the sight of dove-shaped balloons that have been released by kimono-clad women.

Edo Nagashibina Floating Dolls Ceremony

More information: http://taitonavi.jp/enjoy_detail.html?no=107

How much: free

 

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