Kinryu no Mai (Golden Dragon Dance)
Named after Sensoji’s official name of Mt. Kinryu-zan (Golden Dragon Mountain), this festival features an 18m-long dazzling golden dragon “dancing” to music in celebration of Sensoji’s Main Hall reconstruction in 1958. Legend has it that the Bodhisattva Kannon, to whom the temple is dedicated, manifested in the form of a golden dragon. After the dragon descended from the sky, it created a huge forest of pines, and is thus a symbol of abundance and prosperity.