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  Asakusa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Kaminarimon is the outer gate of the Sensoji, Asakusa's famous temple.
Asakusa (浅草) is the part of Tokyo most famous for the Sensoji, a Buddhist temple dedicated to the bodhisattva Kannon.
Asakusa is on the north-east fringe of Central Tokyo, at the Eastern end of the Ginza subway line, approximately one mile east of the major Ueno railway/subway interchange.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Asakusa   (421 words)

 Asakusa Shrine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sensoji is to the left of Asakusa Shrine.
Asakusa Shrine (Japanese 浅草神社, Asakusa jinja) is a Shinto shrine next to the temple Sensō-ji in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan.
The shrine hosts many festivals, including the Sanja Matsuri, and is known for the Nakamise, a street of shops beginning inside the Kaminarimon gate.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Asakusa_Shrine   (155 words)

 Basic Terms of Shinto: S
Asakusa Jinja was formerly called Sanja Daigongen Sha or Sanja Myôjin Sha, and was the tutelary shrine of Asakusa in the Edo period.
Long believed to have originated as yohaijo to facilitate worship of a main shrine located higher or deeper in a mountain area, the satomiya is now widely thought to have roots in the concept of a deity which travels to and from the mountain with the change in agricultural seasons.
Different shrines were accorded different treatment on the basis of factors such as circumstances of foundation, the importance of the shrine's location, and the degree of reverence with which it was worshiped.
www2.kokugakuin.ac.jp /ijcc/wp/bts/bts_s.html   (4316 words)

 Old Tokyo - Asakusa Senso-ji & Kwannon
The largest in the ward, and by far the oldest in the city, was Asakusa Senso-ji.
Also in view is the Asakusa Shrine, and the Niten-mon, a gateway favored by those pilgrims arriving by boat from the nearby Sumida river.
The Asakusa Five-Story Pagoda is the second-tallest in Japan.
www.oldtokyo.com /asakusa-kwannon.html   (474 words)

 Sanja.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Sanja Matsuri is a festival to celebrate and entertain the local deities that reside at the shrine.
Asakusa jinja (shrine) is a shinto shrine that is housed on the Asakusa ji (temple) grounds for the Buddhist deity, Kannon..
Later on, a temple was built in Asakusa to permanently house the statue.
bama.ua.edu /~mlc/japanese/celebrations/Sam/Sanja.htm   (267 words)

 Tourism in Tokyo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bunkyo Tsutsuji Matsuri (azalea festival) at Nezu Shrine in Bunkyo-ku.
Fuji Matsuri (wisteria festival) at Kameido Tenjin Shrine in Koto-ku.
Meiji Shrine Spring Festival at Meiji Shrine in Shibuya-ku.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tourism_in_Tokyo   (701 words)

 Tokyo Tour Guide Services
They are full of attractions in Tokyo such as visiting shrines and streets, experiencing the tea ceremony, and exploring the Musashino area which is richly endowed with nature.
People started to gather in Asakusa centering on Sensoji Temple long before the Edo Period (the 17th Century), and it was once a flourishing downtown area representative downtown of Tokyo.
This shrine is famous for the Fukagawa Hachimangu Festival which is one of the three main festivals of Edo in Tokyo.
www.tourism.metro.tokyo.jp /english/guideservice   (1856 words)

 IgoUgo: Tokyo Attractions, Tokyo Festivals, Things To Do In Tokyo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Asakusa is one of the areas in Tokyo where you may have involuntary interaction with Japanese school children.
Behind the Buddhist Asakusa Temple is the Shinto Asakusa Shrine, which was erected in 1649 on instruction from the Tokugawa shogunate.
Asakusa is the end terminus of the Ginza subway line, the departure point for Nikko Tobu Railway and also a stop for the Sumida River waterbus.
www.igougo.com /planning/journalEntryActivity.asp?type=2&entryID=15653   (684 words)

 ASAKUSA KANNON   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
ASAKUSA is a major entertainment and tourist area in the eastern part of downtown Tokyo, centered on the Sensoji Temple, one of the oldest and most famous in Tokyo.
The Sensoji Temple, or known as Asakusa Kannon Temple, is named after the Kannon, goddess of Mercy, that the tall main hall is dedicated to.
The Sanja Matuuri is a major festival held annually at the Asakusa Shrine, near the Kannon Temple.
www.cfay.navy.mil /fscyoko/maps/asakusa_kannon.htm   (436 words)

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Asakusa is one of the more traditionally Japanese places in Tokyo.
The main attraction is a group of shrines and temples with a really long street market running down the middle.
That's the Asakusa-jinja Shrine, which means "Asakusa-jinja Shrine".
www.prism.gatech.edu /~gtg562a/Asakusa.html   (158 words)

 Sensoji (Asakusa Kannon Temple)
Sensoji (also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple) is a Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, the center of the shitamachi (lit.
Besides typical Japanese souvenirs such as yukata and folding fans, various traditional local snacks from the Asakusa area are sold along the Nakamise.
The Asakusa Shrine, built in the year 1649 by Tokugawa Iemitsu can be found close by the temple's main building.
www.japan-guide.com /e/e3001.html   (424 words)

 Tokyo: Planning a Trip : When to Go : Calendar of Events | Frommers.com
Best bets are shrines and temples, where Japanese come in their best kimono or dress to pray for good health and happiness in the coming year.
This is one of Tokyo's best-known and most colorful festivals, featuring a parade of 100 portable shrines carried through the streets of Asakusa on the shoulders of men and women dressed in traditional garb.
In Tokyo, Meiji Shrine is the place to be for this popular family celebration; many coffee shops and restaurants in nearby Harajuku stay open all night to serve the revelers.
www.frommers.com /destinations/tokyo/0085030003.html   (1630 words)

 Japan :: What's on, where & when
Portable shrines are carried along by shouting men, whilst crowds line the streets drinking and enjoying the excellent festival food.
The festival of the ages is one of the Kyoto’s most lavish and is held at the Heian Shrine.
Children of said ages descend on shrines with their families to show appreciation for the good health bestowed on them by the powers that be.
www.gapyear.com /japan/whats_on_where_when.html   (827 words)

 Sensō-ji -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Adjacent to the temple is a Shinto shrine, the Asakusa Jinja.
According to legend, a statue of the Kannon was found in the Sumida River in 628 by two fishermen, the brothers Hinokuma Hamanari and Hinokuma Takenari.
The chief of their village, Hajino Nakamoto, recognized the sanctity of the statue and inshrined the statue by remaking his own house into a small temple in Asakusa so that the villagers could worship the Kannon.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Sensoji   (409 words)

 Tokyo Sights & Activities | Fodor's Online Travel Guide
Near the entrance to Asakusa Shrine is another survivor of World War II: the east gate to the temple grounds, Niten-mon, built in 1618 for a shrine to Ieyasu Tokugawa (the shrine itself no longer exists) and designated by the government as an Important Cultural Property.
Perched in the middle of Shinobazu Pond, this shrine is dedicated to the goddess Benten, one of the Seven Gods of Good Luck, a pantheon that emerged some time in the medieval period from a jumble of Indian, Chinese, and Japanese mythology.
The shrine, which was built by Abbot Tenkai, who also built Kan-ei-ji, was destroyed in the bombings of 1945; the present version, with its distinctive octagonal roof, is a faithful copy.
www.fodors.com /miniguides/mgresults.cfm?destination=tokyo@156&cur_section=sig&review=full   (1701 words)

 Tokyo - Search View - MSN Encarta
The Kanda Shrine, one of the oldest in the city, holds a major festival every other year that celebrates the traditional way of life in the city.
Farther to the northeast is Asakusa, a district that developed around an historic temple called Sensoji, or Asakusa Kannon.
Today Asakusa continues to attract worshipers to the temple, as well as many shoppers and tourists.
encarta.msn.com /text_761559711__1/Tokyo.html   (3662 words)

 All Japan 日本
The Ise Jingu consists of two shrines: the Outer Shrine (Geku), which is dedicated to Toyouke, the kami of clothing, food and housing, and the Inner Shrine (Naiku), which enshrines Amaterasu, the Sun Goddess.
Asakusa is the center of Tokyo's shitamachi, lit.
Asakusa's main attraction is Sensoji, a very popular Buddhist temple, built in the 7th century.
all-japan.blogspot.com   (3589 words)

 The Coffees in Japan
It's called the Nitenmon Gate and is the only structure of the Asakusa Kannon that survived the WWII bombing.
(Please note that temples are Buddhist and shrines are Shinto.) Called either the Asakusa Jinja Shrine or the Sanja Gongen, it enshrines the souls of three people - the two discoverers of the statue of Kannon in the river and the chief of the village who built the first shrine.
Please notice that on either side of the path to the shrine are more of those "doggies" seen in our Ueno Park photos.
home.att.net /~mgdufresne/asakusapage3.htm   (414 words)

 Tokyo Eye: Tokyo Travel Guide
Some shrines are festooned wth stalls selling kumade, a decorated good-luck rake.
Widely observed shrine ceremony for three five and seven years old children, many in traditional outfits.
At midnight, temple bells are struck 108 times to dispell the 108 earthly desires that, according to Buddhist thought, plague us all.
tokyo-i.tripod.com /tokyo/events.htm   (297 words)

 *Area > Asakusa- Tokyo, Japan - VirtualTourist.com
Asakusa is considered the old part of Tokyo, there are many little shops once you cross Kaminarimon, "thunder gate", until you get the temple.
Asakusa Kannon Temple is one of the places you must go and visit when you are in Tokyo.
The Asakusa Temple is surrounded by narrow streets filled with small shops selling all the tourist things you could think of, But it is worth going there to see the temple.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Asia/Japan/Tokyo_to/Tokyo-969164/Things_To_Do-Tokyo-Area_Asakusa-R-8.html   (1071 words)

 Japan in May
This is a festival held in Kyoto at the Kamigamo Shrine.
The portable shrines are not light, however, weighing perhaps up to a ton yet many people will vie with each other for the privilege of helping to carry the shrine.
Each test is important to the students as the results on their tests end up determining what type of high school, college or university they can enter which itself largely determines what kind of job they will be able to get so competition on these exams is quite keen.
www.bookmice.net /darkchilde/japan/jmay.html   (593 words)

 The O-Folk in Tokyo
Anyway, we took a boat up from the part of Tokyo by the bay where we were staying up the river to visit the Asakusa shrine and see the plastic food in Kitchenware City.
Well, believe it or don't, that's the Asakusa Shrine, which is called something else, probably something unbelievable, but I'm not going to dig out the guide book to look it up right now.
This shrine, like so many others in Japan, is covered in alterating layers of bird guano and red paint.
www.geocities.com /o-folk/tokyo/tokyo.html   (1022 words)

 Aaron's Journal
In most houses one still finds a miniature temple and a shrine that are a part of daily life.
The Japanese Shinto religion is based on agricultural roots and so most of the festivals and activities held at the shrines are during the main growing season.
However, because his mother passed away last year, he is not supposed to visit any shrines or see any of the gods for a year.
www.worldwideshoes.org /journals/5_18.html   (730 words)

 Canon - Canon - Events: Sanja Matsuri (Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The biggest of Tokyo's traditional "Three Grand Festivals", Asakusa Shrine's Sanja festival is a glorious three-day weekend of boisterous traditional mikoshi (portable shrine) processions through the streets of Asakusa, with plenty of drinking, dancing, music and other lively types of fun.
The beautiful gold and fl lacquer mikoshi are the vehicles of the shrine's kami (deities) and the purpose of the processions is to bring luck, blessings and prosperity to the area and its inhabitants.
The second day sees the first of the mikoshi processions, but it is the third day that is the most spectacular - as Asakusa shrine's three giant mikoshi (each weighing over a ton) are paraded through the neighbourhood together with all the others.
canon.whatsonwhen.com /sisp/index.htm?fx=event&event_id=35916   (437 words)

 No Grasp of Your Reality » Blog Archive » Life in the Alleys
I headed down to Asakusa (pronounced a-sock-sa) for the first time on this rainy Friday, and I was impressed.
It’s amazing that even though this is my 10th trip to this city, it still manages to find ways to impress me. Today, it was the five story pagoda near the shrine at Asakusa.
I wanted to get some pictures inside the shrine but my batteries died in my camera, but not before I got a picture of the front of a fugu restaurant, one of these guys grilling bread, and one of this chopstick store.
www.glamdring.org /wp/archives/2005/06/10/life-in-the-alleys   (399 words)

 Windows on Asia
Most community matsuri have omikoshi, or portable shrines which are carried from house to house or shop to shop to bestow good fortune on all.
Honours the deities of the Hie Shrine in Tokyo.
On the night of New Year's Eve or the next day, they visit their local shrine (in Tokyo, the number of visitors to Meiji Shrine alone is in the millions).
www.isp.msu.edu /asianStudies/wbwoa/eastasia/Japan/events.html   (1285 words)

 Weblog Entry - 09/05/2004: "Tokyo Day 3 - day time"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
However, once she found out that it was my first time, she immediately brought me to Asakusa, a tourist area.
Further, there was a row of souvenirs shops leading to the shrine.
Fortunately, according to Jane, we could avoid the predictions by leaving the omikuji at the shrine.
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 Japan Travel Tips
Also try The Asakusa Shrine, which is open the hours: 6.30am-5pm daily and can be contacted: +81 (0)3 3844 1575.
The Meiji Jingu Shrine is open hours: 5.40am-5.20pm (spring and autumn); 4am-5pm (summer); 6am-5pm (winter) and can be contacted at: +81 (0)3 3379 5511.
The Asakusa Shrine is open the hours: 6.30am-5pm daily and can be contacted: +81 (0)3 3844 1575.
www.southtravels.com /asia/japan/traveltips/tokyo_attractions.html   (904 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Asakusa shrine is located right in Tokyo, but you would never know it.
One is dwarfed by the size and age of the temple itself.
We traveled around the grounds and took many photos of the small shrines.
homepage.mac.com /johnnyq1/j4.html   (336 words)

 Amazon.com: The Great Festivals of Japan: Spectacle and Spirit: Books: Hiroyuki Ozawa,John Bester   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
From the northernmost tip of the country to the southernmost island, Ozawa brings to life in over 150 photos the high-spiritedness, the astonishing vitality, and the sometimes unrestrained, death-defying exuberance that lie at the heart of these festivals.
Japanese festivals began as, and still basically are, occasions for the parishioners of a local shrine to commune with the god of that shrine, in connection either with the agricultural cycle or with such issues as the summertime epidemics that once plagued the cities.
Aside from purification rites, offerings, and the sharing of food, which are carried out by priests, the most important element for the parishioners themselves is the procession of portable shrines (carrying the god) and decorated floats, the singing, the dancing, and other activities calculated to draw the god's attention to their needs.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/4770023944?v=glance   (712 words)

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