Entries Tagged as 'Negishi/Iriya'

水曜日, 2月 23rd, 2011

Negishi and Iriya Walking Guide

Reading time: About 4 minutes

Negishi and Iriya Walking Guide

Negishi and Iriya retain a number of long-established shops and artisans who observe their traditions. Many places in these two areas have escaped war damage and therefore visitors can enjoy the atmosphere of traditional shitamachi landscape.
Let me begin with Nippori Station for today’s walk. Nippori Station is one of those stations where Narita Sky [...]

火曜日, 7月 13th, 2010

Iriya Asagao Ichi (morning glory fair)

Reading time: About 2 minutes

Iriya Asagao Ichi (morning glory fair)

Iriya Asagao Ichi brings the feel of summer to Tokyo, which is held every summer in Iriya Kishimojin Temple, Taito-ku. Also known as the Asagao Matsuri, literally there will be 120 morning glory trader and 100 fair booths with more than 400 million people visiting every year.

This Asagao Ichi started in the latter period of [...]