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Updated: March 7, 2019

Buddha's Birthday Flower Festival (Hana Matsuri) 花まつり

2-3-1 Asakusa, Taito City, Tokyo

This festival on Monday, April 8 is held in celebration of Bussho-e, the Buddha's birthday. The celebration is known colloquially as a "hana matsuri" (flower festival). On this day, a painting depicting the birth of the Buddha is on display at Sensoji Temple's main hall, and Buddhist memorial ceremonies are held. Each year, the temple is packed with visiting worshippers.

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