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Okunitama Shrine “Tori no ichi” (Otori Shrine Annual Festival)

Okunitama Shrine “Tori no ichi” (Otori Shrine Annual Festival)

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One of the three major “Tori no ichi” (the cock fair) of Kanto

In annual event “Tori no ichi” (the cock fair) is continued from the Edo era that opens every year in November, crowded with a lot of people seeking “Kumade” (bamboo rake) is an item to fulfill the wishes of the prosperous business.

Okunitama Shrine “Tori no ichi” (Otori Shrine Annual Festival)

Source: Okunitama Shrine

“Tori no ichi” of Okunitama Shrine is called one of the three major “Tori no ichi” of Kanto with Ootori Shrine of Asakusa and Hanazono Shrine of Shinjuku. This “Tori no ichi”, it is annual festival of Otori Shrine where is located on the west side of Okunitama Shrine precincts.

Okunitama Shrine “Tori no ichi” (Otori Shrine Annual Festival)

Source: Okunitama Shrine

Such as stalls that sell brilliant Kumade, various stall will open like a fair, it will liven up the elation of the festival. Because the approach is wide, you can worship safely in families with children.

“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 Okunitama Shrine “Tori no ichi” (Otori Shrine Annual Festival)
Venue Okunitama Shrine 
Precinct, Ootori Shrine
Dates November 23, 2016
Note This year’s “Tori no ichi” held schedule
【Ichi no Tori】November 11 (Fri.)
【Ni no Tori】 November 23 (Wed.)
Open Hours 6:00-24:00(Kumade, amulet distribution)
Admission Free
Pay for food/drink & product sales at the venue
Address Okunitama Shrine 3-1 Miyamachi Fuchu-shi, Tokyo
Contact 042-362-2130
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