Tag: asakusa

Yoshiwara Chronicles: the Allure of Asakusa’s Oiran Courtesans

Let’s delve into the vibrancy of the Asakusa Kannon-ura Ichiyo Sakura Matsuri, an annual celebration in the former Yoshiwara district of Tokyo. In this blog post, we not only explore the festival’s allure but also unravel an intriguing legend involving foxes from the historic Yoshiwara district. Yoshiwara: From Tragedy to Resilience During the…

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2024 Shichifukujin Meguri: Spiritual Gems in Asakusa

Nestled in Tokyo’s historic Asakusa district, the Shichifukujin Meguri invites you on a spiritual journey like no other. Explore revered temples and shrines dedicated to the Seven Lucky Gods, known as Shichifukujin. Embark on this sacred odyssey to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Japanese spirituality, history, and culture. The whole journey…

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Imado shrine, the matchmaking place where maneki neko were born

In Asakusa, only 15 minutes by foot from Sensoji, Imado shrine is famous for matchmaking and maneki neko. Pray at Imado shrine for a partner Imado shrine is known among those seeking a partner, luck in their relationship or good business fortune. The shrine used to hold periodical matchmaking events and it is…

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Looking for foxes at Hikan Inari Shrine near Sensoji

I’ve been passionate about foxes for a couple of years now, and my love for yokai goes back to the time I was watching Yu Yu Hakusho. Every time I find something related to foxes and yokai, I get all hyped and need to visit or know more. Now, I visited Sensoji several…

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