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Gishi Matsuri, Tokyo

Gishi Matsuri - Tokyo, Japan
Gishi Matsuri
2-11-1 Takanawa, Tokyo, Japan 108-0074Map
Sengakuji Temple
+81 3 5840 8893
Neighborhood: Minato-ku

The most popular and heroic incident in Japanese history is the story of the 47 Ronin or masterless samurai, who in 1703 killed the man responsible for the death of their master and then committed ritual suicide. At Sengaku-ji Temple, where the festival is marked, there is a grave of the Lord who was forced to commit harakiri and his 47 companions who committed suicide after taking revenge on their Lord's enemy. After the ceremony, maiko (geisha) serve tea to the visitors. Those who get there before 10am will also be served soba, or buckwheat noodles.

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