Katsushika Shobu Matsuri (Iris Festival) 葛飾菖蒲まつり

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Katsushika City's Iris Festival is held at two locations, Horikiri Shobuen Iris Garden and Mizumoto Park. Horikiri Shobuen Iris Garden has been known as one of the notable sights in Tokyo for a long time since the Edo period. The beauty of iris flowers in the garden has often been expressed by major artists, such as Hiroshige Ando and Toyokuni Utagawa,in their Nishikie (color woodblock prints). In the garden, approximately 6,000 iris plants of 200 varieties are growing to delight the eye of visitors. Mizumoto Park is the only park in Tokyo with a large irrigation pond, where the view in each of the four seasons naturally enchants visitors. In this season, about 14,000 iris flowers of 100 varieties in the park come to their full bloom. Many entertaining events are also held during the festival such as live music performance, so do not forget to check their schedule before you go

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