Pray for 46,000 days of Blessings at the Hozuki Ichi Festival
Summer festivals in Japan come with a long history. At Sensoji, July 9th and 10th is believed to be a special day where you can earn 46,000 days worth of blessings if you visit the temple.
Hozuki is a red, lantern-shaped flower and legend has it that swallowing the flower is a remedy for even incurable ailments.
Along with the flower stalls and food vendors, many worshippers visit the temple during Hozuki Ichi (ほおずき市) (July 9th and 10th) to pray for lifelong goodwill.
Hozuki Ichi Festival