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Updated: May 27, 2020

Ako Gishisai 赤穂義士祭

2-11-1 Takanawa, Minato City, Tokyo
2020-12-14

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The Ako Gishisai is a festival that commemorates a famous event from Japanese history, when 47 ronin (masterless samurai) from Ako took revenge for the death of their lord. They are remembered for their loyalty and self-sacrifice.

Every year on December 14th, this festival takes place at Sengakuji Temple, which is associated with these famous ronin. In their honor, 47 costumed volunteers walk together in a solemn procession—the highlight of the Gishisai.

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