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Edogawa Ward , Tokyo Related category:
The River Edo Trail - Visit to Famous Temples    



Digest: 3 minutes
Entire story: 7 minutes
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This short film introduces the fire ritual (Saitogoma) performed by the warrior priests of Hiraishoten (or Tomyoji Temple), which is esteemed as one of the most prestigious temples in the Bokuto area (the present Sumida Ward area) and is one of the three Shoden temples (temples with a Shoden deity) of the Kanto District. This ritual is performed every year, attracting many participants, on February 3 as one of the annual events of Tomyoji Temple. In the film, the charming streets of the Hirai area in Edogawa Ward are also introduced.

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