Enjoy the rich history of Tokyo's Senju-shuku district with its traditional festival and the tale of Adachihime

Experience traditional Japanese food, culture, performing arts, and folklore-inspired opera at this special two-day event

This winter, the residents of Kita-Senju, Tokyo, will celebrate 400 years of history, tradition, and culture at a special event in the former post town of Senju-shuku.

The festivities will take place on December 18 and 19, 2024 at Jigenji Temple, Tokyo Arts Center, and rojicoya. Special programming for foreign visitors is available.

The main venue is historic Jigenji Temple. There, participants will enjoy martial arts, the sounds of koto zither and shinobue bamboo flutes, the glow of jiguchi andon lanterns, and impressive shishimai lion dances. Spend the day reveling intraditional performing arts and Senju's local charm.

At night fall, an opera based on the local legend of Adachihime will be performed. This historic tale will be brought to life on stage with song and dance to transport the audience into a world of fantasy.

A newly-developed Japanese tea beer, named ""Adachihime,"" will also be offered at this event. It is fermented with Japanese tea and has hints of cherry blossom flavor.

*Sales of Adachihime beer and samurai, koto, and tsugaru-shamisen programs are offered year-round at rojicoya (reservation required).



Location Name

Jigenji Temple: 1-2-9 Senju, Adachi-ku, Tokyo Tokyo Arts Center: 1-4-1 Senju, Adachi-ku, Tokyo rojicoya: 36-1 Senju Asahi-cho, Adachi-ku, Tokyo

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