Festivals,  Tokyo,  Tokyo Events

A Samurai Parade in Tokyo: Kachiya Festival.

Every 5th of May, Kachiya Festival  celebrates a victory granted by the deities at Kameido Katori Shrine, in Tokyo. The name of the festival comes from the Kachiya, the winning arrow that was dedicated after the victory and is still being offered to the shrine each year.

But the true star of the festival, which attracts hundreds of people, is the 2km walking Samurai Procession which comes from Kamede Shrine to Katori Shrine, displaying real warrior armors, instruments and weapons.

We arrived around 13:00, found a nice spot in the parade street and had some onigiri and ice cold beer before the procession. The procession itself goes pretty fast and it’s not a huge one so you have to be fast if you want to snap some pictures (or actually see the warriors properly!). The event is free to attend.

Thank you so much for reading and hope you enjoy my pictures!

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