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Annual festivals and events

Festival / Event Location / Temple or Shrine
Jan 24 Togenuki Jizo Grand Festival Sugamo Kogan Temple (Togenuki Jizo)
Feb Risshun (the first day of spring) Setsubun celebration Zoshigaya Kishimojin and elsewhere
Mar Mejiro Road Race Gakushuin campus
Mar Sugamo Somei-Yoshino Cherry Blossom Festival Sugamo Station shopping street
Mar Toshima Monozukuri Messe (Exhibition) Sunshine Bunka Kaikan Building exhibition hall
Apr Somei-Yoshino Cherry Blossom Festival Komagome Somei-Yoshino Sakura Memorial Park
Apr Ikebukuro Nishiguchi Park Used Book Fair Ikebukuro Nishiguchi Park
Apr 29 Flower Festival Sunshine Street
May Otsuka Music Festival Otsuka (live music halls and other venues)
May Second Sunday of the month Nagasaki Shishimai (Traditional Festival) Nagasaki Shrine precincts
May Ikebukuro Jazz Festival Ikebukuro Station west exit
Jun Folk & Country West Park Festival Ikebukuro Nishiguchi Park
Jun One Million Nembutsu Rosary Memorial Service Sugamo Shinsho Temple
Jul New Ikebukuro Montparnasse Nishiguchi Art Museum Stroll Primarily around Ikebukuro Station's west exit area
Jul Tokyo Hula Festival in Ikebukuro Ikebukuro Nishiguchi Park, Tobu Department Store rooftop, Sunshine City fountain plaza, Amlux B1, Ikebukuro Station west exit plaza
Aug Otsuka Awa Odori (Dance Festival) In front of JR Otsuka Station
Sep 1~30 Ikebukuro Theatre Festival Primarily at theaters in Toshima
Sep Jazz Festa Rikkyo University, Ikebukuro Nishiguchi Park
Sep Late Sep Fukuro Matsuri (Traditional Festival) PART 1 Ikebukuro Station west exit area
Oct Early Oct Fukuro Matsuri (Traditional Festival) PART 2 & Tokyo Yosakoi (Dance Festival) Ikebukuro Station west exit area, Sunshine Street, and in front of Mejiro, Sugamo, and Otsuka Stations
Oct Ikebukuro Nishiguchi Park Used Book Fair Ikebukuro Nishiguchi Park
Oct 16~18 Oeshiki (Memorial Service of Nichiren Shonin) Zoshigaya Kishimojin
Nov Sugamo Nakasendo Chrysanthemum Festival Sugamo
Nov Day of the rooster Torinoichi (Open air fair) Otori Shrine
Dec Rikkyo University caroling Rikkyo University

Monthly festivals

Date Venue / Temple or Shrine
1st and 15th of each month Ikebukuro Hikawa Shrine
7th of each month Otsuka Tenso Shrine
13th of each month Nagasaki Shrine
Every month on dates whose ones digit is "2" Iko Inari Shrine
Every month on dates that contain "4" Kogan Temple (Togenuki Jizo Avenue)
Every month on dates that contain "7" Otsuka Tenso Shrine
Every month on dates that contain "8" Kishimojin
July 6~8 Zoshigaya Kishimojin Summer Fair