Tokyo Jidai Matsuri 3nov09 1

The Tokyo Jidai Matsuri is a parade that traces cultural history, including in part, in relation to the Asakusa Temple (Sensoji). The story of the Temple begins in 628 when two fishermen find a golden statue of the Buddha in the Sumida river, and thus a temple was built to house it. During the Tokugawa Shogunate, the Sensoji was designated a place of worship.