Sensoji Temple Dragon Dance
The Golden Dragon dance of Sensoji Temple takes place on the 18th March each year. It celebrates the day in 628 that Shokanzeon Bosatsu, the deity enshrined in Senso-ji Temple, manifested to the world in the form of a golden dragon descending from the sky, creating overnight a grove of a thousand pines — a symbol of the worldly benefit of a rich harvest. Apparently the dance is also performed for the Chrysanthemum Memorial Ceremony on October 18 and for major events such as the Tokyo Marathon.
So I was lucky that the JSC meeting had ended, or I being not a JSC member was not needed for it, and also that I had heard that the dance was taking place on Saturday the 18th March.
Photo Gallery: Golden Dragon Dance…