Sojiji Temple (Mirei Matsuri Bon Dance Festival)
The Sojiji Temple is the head temple of the Soto school (of Zen Buddhism). Every summer, the Mirei Matsuri Bon Odori Festival is held. It is now established as a local summer tradition, and many participants enjoy dancing the Bon dance to the cheers of the energetic monks. Please come and join our Bon Odori Festival!
Sojiji Temple (Mirei Matsuri Bon Dance Festival) at night
Held over three consecutive days from July 17 to 19, this huge summer festival is a Tsurumi summer tradition. Featuring a Bon Odori dance with the temple priests, a fireworks display with 200 fireworks launched over the three days and many stalls lining the approach to the temple, this lively festival attracts crowds of people of all ages and genders.
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