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Updated: May 1, 2023
Note: The 2023 installment of this event has already taken place.
The Asakusa Kannon-ura Ichiyo Sakura Festival is a lively event featuring various stage performances, set along a street lined with Ichiyo sakura (a type of cherry blossom with a double layer of petals).
Held annually on the second Saturday in April, the highlight of the festival is the Edo Yoshiwara Oiran Dochu, a cultural tradition that has been handed down for generations in the Yoshiwara area. It is a reenactment of traditional processions in which beautiful oiran (courtesans) would walk through the streets. In this modern-day version, the participants are mainly local residents who dress up with the assistance of makeup artists, hairdressers, and costumers who typically work with professional dancers and kabuki actors.
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