Hanazono Shrine Ōtori-sai (Tori no ichi)
The festival is crowded with people seeking “Kumade” (bamboo rake) of prosperous business
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.
“Tori no ichi” of Hanazono Shrine is called the three major “Tori no ichi” of Kanto with Ootori Shrine of Asakusa and Okunitama Shrine of Fuchu, it is one of the Tokyo tradition that 600,000 people visit each year.
Hon-sai (Main Festival) in this year November 11 and November 23, will be held eve in each the previous day.
About 60 stalls that sell “Kumade” open in the precincts where a lot of lanterns illuminate brighter, and exciting with energetic shout. In addition, 200 stalls sell food that are essential festival things around the shrine, will liven up the elation of the festival.
“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||Hanazono Shrine Ōtori-sai (Tori no ichi)|
|Dates||November 22, 2016 – November 23, 2016|
|Note||This year’s “Tori no ichi” (the cock fair) held schedule
Eve / November 10
Main Festival / November 11
Eve / November, 22
Main Festival / November 23
Pay for food/drink & product sales at the venue
|Address||5-17-3 Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo|