Wisteria Festival in Kameido Tenjin Shrine

After the cherryblossom season, many flowers start blooming.  Now it’s the season for wisteria.  There are several spots in Tokyo where you can admire wisteria but the most famous place may be Kameido Tenjin Shrine.  It is sometimes called as Tenmangu Shrine.  Tenjin literally means God of Sky who is Sugawara no Michizane who was a scholar, poet and…

Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine in Monzen Nakacho

Together with Fukagawa Fudoson Temple, Monzen Nakacho is famous for Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine.  Every three year, this shrine holds a famous summer festival called Mizukake Matsuri – “water-splashing festival”.  There is a information about this festival here but unfortunately it does not tell much about the dynamics of this festival.  But if you google images of…