Morning Glory Market in Denzu-in Temple

When I wrote about Hozuki flower market, I wrote that there was another flower market.  Today’s posting is about that flower market – morning glory market.  It was held on July 23rd and 24th in Denzu-in Temple in Bunkyo-ku.  IMG_9024This is the annual flower market together with Hozuki market in Genkaku-ji Temple and is held on the fourth weekend of July.  The temple was first opened in 1415 in a different place near-by and later on, when the mother of Ieyasu Tokugawa, the first shogun of Edo Government, died in 1603, she was buried in the cemetery.  The temple in a different place was also removed next to the cemetery.  “Denzu-in” is a postmortem name of Ieyasu’s mother.

Since there were graves of Shogun family, the temple became very powerful during Edo Era.  But almost all of the temple buildings were destroyed during the World War II.  The current architecture is new.IMG_9032



Inside the main building – the priest was chanting a Buddhist sutra.

Since it was a festival day, there was a stand of takoyaki, a kind of dumpling.

Address: 14-6 Koishikawa 3-chome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo

As I wrote in the beginning, there is a grave of the mother of Shogun Ieyasu.  I will write about it later.



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