Tosho-gu haru no taisai
   'Grand spring rite at Toshogu'. A festival now held on May 17-18th (until 1951 it was on June 1st and 2nd) at the Toshogu shrine in Nikko. It honours the first shogun, Tokugawa, Ieyasu (1542-1616) enshrined as tosho daigongen. The procession, which departs from Futarasan jinja, visits the o-tabisho and returns to the Toshogu shrine, comprises about 1200 adults and children dressed in samurai and other costumes of the Tokugawa period.

A Popular Dictionary of Shinto. .

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