Asakusa Kannon-ura Ichiyo Sakura-matsuri Festival (Edo Yoshiwara Oiran-dochu Procession)

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Ichiyo Sakura Matsuri is one of the three great festivals of Asakusa Kannon-ura. Each year, crowds flock to the parade by elementary school students, stage shows, and flea market along the street lined with Ichiyo sakura (the double-flowered yaezakura variety). The highlight is the Edo Yoshiwara Oiran-dochu Procession, held on the second Saturday of April. An intangible asset representing the culture of the Edo period (1603–1868), the event rearranges the glamorous procession of oiran, or geisha, passed down through generations in the Yoshiwara neighborhood. The crew and cast are local residents who dress up with help from professional dance and kabuki makeup artists, hairdressers, and costumers.

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Basic information

Address

Around Asakusa Komatsubashi-dori Street, Asakusa 4-chome to Senzoku,

Taito-ku

Contact information

Name:Ichiyo Sakura Matsuri Komatubashi-dori Street Executive Committee Secretariat

Telephone number:03-3839-5229

Schedule

Mid-April 2018

Start/end time:
10:00-16:00

Access

By train:
For Ichiyo Sakura Komatsubashi-dori Street
• 10-min. walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Asakusa Station
• 10-min. walk from Tobu Skytree Line Asakusa Station
• 12-min. walk from Toei Asakusa Line Asakusa Station
• 5-min. walk from Tsukuba Express Asakusa Station
• 10-min. walk from Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Iriya Station

By bus:
• Short walk from Toei Bus Asakusa 4-chome / Asakusa Keisatsusho-mae

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