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Updated: June 3, 2024

Kachiya Festival 勝矢祭

3-57-22 Kameido, Koto City, Tokyo

Note: The 2024 installment of this event has already taken place.

About 1,000 years ago, Taira no Masakado started an uprising against the imperial court. Fujiwara no Hidesato, a master of pursuit, came to Katori-jinja Shrine to pray for good fortune in the war. In the end, the rebellion was quashed. Overjoyed, Fujiwara no Hidesato credited the gods for this victory. He gifted a bow and arrow to the shrine and named them "kachiya" (winning arrow) in celebration of his good fortune. This festival has taken place since then, with parishioners dressing up as victorious warriors and marching to Katori-jinja Shrine for the kachiya dedication ritual.

Note: The procession of warriors will march along Shinbashi-odori Street, Meiji-dori Street, Kuramaebashi-dori Street, and Katoriobashi-dori Street.

How to Get There

  • Kameido Station | 8 min on foot
    JR Sobu Line

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Opening Hours

  • 12:30–15:30

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