Festivals & Events
Parents have always wished for a way to make sure their children grow up healthy and strong.
The Kudaime Ichikawa Danjuro “Shibaraku” bronze statue restored behind Sensoji Temple in 1986 is a powerful expression modeled on a child before Genpuku (coming of age) whose name was Gongoro Kamakura, and the “Serifu” also uses childish language.
At the Asakusa Tourism Federation, the first “Crying Sumo” event was held in front of the “Shibaraku” bronze statue in 1991. The event was very well-received, and the “Crying Sumo” event is still held today hoping their children grow up healthy and strong.