Meiji Jingu Spring Grand Festival 2018

One of the most popular and well-known shrines in Tokyo, Meiji Jingu will host its annual Grand Spring Festival. The festival celebrates the changing season and features a wide variety of traditional events from solemn ceremonies to lively performances. The main event sees the shrine maidens perform “Urayasu-no-Mai”, a kagura (sacred dance) based on a poem written by Emperor Showa, praying for peace around the world. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a variety of performance arts on the stage in front of the shrine building to honor the deities.

Performances include noh and kyogen theatre, hogaku and hobu classical dance, and traditional Japanese music such as bugaku, sankyoku and satsuma biwaDaily events and performance times vary.

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Date

Apr 29 2018 - May 03 2018

Cost

Free

More Info

Event Website
Meiji Shrine

Location

Meiji Shrine
1-1 Yoyogi Kamizonocho, Shibuya-ku

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