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Asakusa “Tori no ichi”

Asakusa “Tori no ichi”

Source: Taito-ku

It continued from the Edo period, the most famous “Tori no ichi” (the cock fair) in Japan

“Tori no ichi” (the cock fair) of Ootori Shrine that open every year in November since the Edo era, is the most famous “Tori no ichi” in Japan.

Asakusa “Tori no ichi”

Source: Taito-ku

More than 700,000 people visit from around the Japan to historical “Tori no ichi” of Ootori Shrine, it is a very crowded. About 150 stalls sell “Kumade” (bamboo rake) that is a lucky charm of prosperous business in the precincts. Various about 750 stalls liven up the fair.

Asakusa “Tori no ichi”

Source: Taito-ku

Asakusa “Tori no ichi”

Source: Taito-ku

“Tori no ichi” of Asakusa is a rare fair because of opening with Chokoku-ji Temple where is next to Ootori Shrine. If you visit to both of shrine and temple, might obtain great divine favor.

 

“Kumade” is a common practice to buy a bigger one than the previous year, the people will buy a bigger “Kumade” the next year in accordance with the expanding business. Therefore, when you buy “Kumade” first time, it’s better to choose rather affordable size than big size. We often see that many people are walking aloft “Kumade”, because it is said to be able to collect more fortune in doing so.

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Event Name Asakusa “Tori no ichi”
Venue Ootori Shrine, Chokoku-ji Temple
Dates November 23, 2016
Note This year’s “Tori no ichi” (the Cock Fair) held schedule
【Ichi no Tori】November 11 (Fri.)
【Ni no Tori】 November 23 (Wed.)
Open Hours 0:00-24:00
Admission Free
Pay for food/drink & product sales at the venue
Address 3-18-7 Senzoku, Taitō-ku, Tōkyō
Contact 【Ootori Shrine】03-3876-0010
【Chokoku-ji Temple】03-3872-1667
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