Meiji Jingu Shrine Autumn Grand Festival

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posted on August 21, 2017

Don't miss Japanese martial arts at the most popular shrines' autumn festival.

Meiji Jingu Shrine in Tokyo celebrates the anniversary of Emperor Meiji’s birthday with a whole program of exciting events and exhibitions. The festival is an opportunity to see a whole range of traditional and classical Japanese performances and martial arts. During a 3-day celebration, they will have Japanese classical dances, . The festival has a fascinating line-up of Japanese martial arts - the incredible Yabusame (horseback archery), an archery tournament, Sumo rituals, Aikido Enbu and Kobudo (old-style martial arts and fire-arms) performances, an archery ceremony-, Noh (masked theater), and traditional Japanese music.

*Event dates and programs may be subject to change.

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Schedule (from 2015)
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November 1: at the main shrine building
- Bugaku (repertoire of dances of the Japanese Imperial court)
- Noh(masked theater), Kyogen (traditional Japanese comic theater)

November 2: at the main shrine building
- Hogaku (19th-century Japanese traditional music), Hobu (classical Japanese dance)
- Sankyoku(traditional Japanese music)

November 3
- Kyudo (archery) at Shiseikan
- Aikido ( martial art) at the west approach
- Kobudo (Okinawan martial arts) at the west approach
- Momote-shiki (Archery Ritual) at Tresure Museum
- Yabusame (horseback archery) at the west approach
- Satsuma biwa (instrument) at the main shrine building

Access:
5 Minutes walk from Odakyu Line, Sangubashi Station Station [West exit]
8 Minutes walk from Yamanote Line, Yoyogi Station [West exit]
8 Minutes walk from Oedo Line, Yoyogi Station [A1 exit]
5 Minutes walk from Fukutoshin Line, Kitasando Station [Exit 1]
1 Minutes walk from Yamanote Line, Harajuku Station [Station exit]
1 Minutes walk from Chiyoda Line, Meiji Jingu Mae ’Harajuku’ Station [JR exit]
1 Minutes walk from Fukutoshin Line, Meiji Jingu Mae ’Harajuku’ Station [JR exit]

Date Time Entry
Early Nov, 2017 Free
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