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Updated: May 7, 2020
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The Asakusa Kannon-ura Ichiyo Sakura Festival is a lively event featuring a parade by elementary school students, various stage performances, and a flea market—all 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 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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