The Asakusa Shrine is a Shinto shrine next to the Buddhist temple Sensō-ji in the district of Asakusa district of the city Chuo from Tokyo in Japan . He was in the year 1649 by Tokugawa Iemitsu built. In it, the three men are honored, which should be of the neighboring Sensō-ji was responsible for construction. According to legend, two of them, the fishermen brothers and HAMANARI Takenari, in the year 628, a statue of the Bodhisattva Kannon in the Sumida River have been found. The fishermen are said to have thrown back the statue into the river, after which they should have turned up but each time anew. The reason Mr. Haji Nakatomo no (or no Matsuti Haji) should have so recognized her holiness, and then built the temple around them, and converted to Buddhism, the two brothers.
In the shrine are many festivals ( matsuri ) are aligned, including one of the three largest Matsuris Tokyo, the Sanja Matsuri, which takes place over a period of three to four days on a weekend in May each year. At its peak, will be at the 100 portable shrines ( mikoshi carried) through the streets of the neighborhood.