Okunitama Jinja Shrine “Tori no Ichi” Festival
One of the three major “Tori no Ichi” Festival (The Cock Fair) of Kanto
In annual event “Tori no Ichi” Festival (The Cock Fair) is continued from the Edo era that opens every year in November. Many people visit to purchase “Kumade” (bamboo rake) which is an item to fulfill the wishes of the prosperous business. It will be held three times in November 2018.
“Tori no Ichi” at Okunitama Jinja Shrine is called “Three Major Tori no Ichi of Kanto” with Ootori Jinja Shrine in Asakusa and Hanazono Shrine in Shinjuku. This “Tori no Ichi”, it is an annual festival of Otori Shrine where is located on the west side of Okunitama Jinja Shrine precincts.
In addition to the stalls that sell gorgeous “Kumade”, various stalls line up and you can enjoy the bustle 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 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.
|Event Name||Okunitama Jinja Shrine “Tori no Ichi” (Otori Shrine Annual Festival)|
|Venue||Otori Shrine (Okunitama Jinja Shrine Precinct)|
|Dates||November 1, 2018 – November 25, 2018|
|Note||“Tori no Ichi” held schedule (2018)
【Ichi no Tori】 November 1
【Ni no Tori】 November 13
【San no Tori】 November 25
|Open Hours||6:00 – 24:00 (Selling time of shrine “Kumade”)
“Kumade” sales by stalls start around 9:00
Pay for food/drink & product sales at the venue.
|Address||3-1 Miya-machi, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo|