Children taking part in the procession need to gather at noon.Hana-matsuri (Kanbutsue) is a Buddhist event to celebrate Buddha’s birth.You can look at videos of previous Hana-matsuri in the shop of Okubo Sekizai.
Participation fee: 6,000 yen per child (including the rental fee of the costume, some snacks, photos and souvenirs)
Age: two to six years old
Contact to: temples in Karasuyama Bukkyokai or Okubo Sekizai
【Okubo Sekizai tel: 0120-522-148】
- Please bring a bag for your child’s clothes.
- Please note that photos taken at Hana-matsuri may be used in newsletters of Setagaya-ku and Karasuyama, also on the web site of Karasuyama Bukkyokai.
- Attractions such as cotton candy venders and magic shows are scheduled every year.
- Staff in cute animal costumes will also join the procession.
March 18th the first day of the week of the equinox
March 21th the spring equinox
March 24th the final day of the equinoctial week
The graveyards are expected to be crowded on 21st and 23rd and 24th. Shuttle bus services for Teramachi are increased during the Higan week.
July 13th make an O-Bon festival bonfire to welcome ancestors'soul home
July 15th O-Bon
July 16th make a fire to see off the spirits of the dead
Shuttle bus services for Teramachi are increased during the O-Bon week.
September 20th the first day of the week of the equinox
September 23nd the autumn equinox
September 26th the final day of the equinoctial week
The graveyards are expected to be crowded on September 22nd and 23rd.Shuttle bus services for Teramachi are increased during the Higan week.
Maps of Teramachi and information of events are on display at the entrance of Okubo Sekizai.
On the days of the spring and autumn equinox, we have a big sale with special prices:
- small stone objects (owls, turtles, cats, frogs and so on)
- cleaning tools for gravestones (brushes for engraved letters, cloth for cleaning gravestone, and so on)
- stainless-steel goods (vases and plates for incense sticks)