- Kishibojin is the Buddhist goddess who looks after children. Located in a former nursery area of Tokyo, the Kishibojin Temple (also known as 'Shingen-ji') hosts Tokyo's annual asagao (morning glory) market on its grounds in July. In the early part of the 9th century, asagao were brought to Japan from China so that their seeds could be used for medicine. By the mid-19th century, the flowers were also being cultivated.
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- tel: +81 3 3201 3331 (Tourist Information Centre)
- 1-12-16 Shitaya
- Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture 110-0004
- Temple: M-Su 24 hrs Morning Glory Market 9a - 9p Jul 1-31
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