Festivals & Events
Kinryu no mai, or golden dragon dance, was named after Mt. Kinryu-zan, the honorific name prefixed to Senso-ji Temple. The festival began in 1958 to celebrate the reconstruction of the Main Hall (Kannondo Hall).
It was designed following the legend that states the Bodhisattva Kannon, to which Senso-ji Temple is dedicated, manifested in the form of a golden dragon descending from the sky, creating overnight a grove of a thousand pines—a symbol of the worldly benefit of a rich harvest.
The sight of the 18-meter-long, 88-kilogram dazzling golden dragon dancing to festive music is not to be missed.