Sengakuji Temple 47 Ronin Festival


posted on April 21, 2016

Sengakuji Temple, where 47 ronin are buried, holds the Festival to celebrate the anniversary of their avenge.

Sengakuji Temple is famous for its graveyard where the "47 Ronin" and their master are buried.
On December 14, 1702, 47 ronin finally succeeded to avenge their master by killing their enemy in his mansion. Afterwards, they carried his head to Sengakuji temple, and were later sentenced to commit "seppuku". The story of the 47 loyal ronin remains one of the most popular historical stories in Japan. For the anniversary of the 47 ronin's avenge, the Sengakuji Temple holds the festival annually to commemorate the event, attracting thousands of visitors. People who disguised as 47 ronin costume will march around the town, and the festival will be at its peak when the parade arrives at the temple.

*Event dates and programs may be subject to change.

Schedule(from 2015)
11am: Ceremony at the grave side
12pm: Ritual Tea Ceremony and Momorial service

The parade arrives at the temple around 3pm ~ 3:30pm.

5 mins from Toei Asakusa Line, Sengakuji Station

Date Time Entry Address
Mid Dec, 2017 Free 2-11-1 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo
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