Festivals & Events
The Eisa Matsuri Festival originated in Okinawa as a festival to honor the island's ancestors and pray for the well-being of families and economic the prosperity. Today this event is also celebrated in Shinjuku.
During the celebrations, various performers form a procession and dance through the streets to the beat of taiko drums. The Okinawan drumming style and traditional dress is quite different to many of Tokyo's other matsuri, offering a very unique energy that never fails to fascinate the event's close to a million spectators.