Asakusa Tori-no-ichi

Markets & Festivals, Traditional Events

This lively traditional fair sees visitors flock to buy handmade rakes which are thought to bring in good fortune and wealth for the forthcoming year. From individuals and small businesses to huge corporations,  the somewhat chaotic event sees large crowds gather to purchase the kumade– decorated rakes, or just to enjoy the atmosphere as buyers and sellers partaking in noisy ceremonies of synchronized clapping and shouts for each sale. The event is held on the days of the rooster during November, according to the Japanese calendar. This year two separate days of Tori-no-ichi festivities will be held, running for 24 hours from midnight with similar smaller events taking place at around 30 other shrines across Tokyo simultaneously.

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Image: ©Yoshikazu TAKADA via Flickr under CC

Event Details

  • Date:

    Nov. 08, 2019 - Nov. 08, 2019

  • Time:

    All of the day (Additional event on Nov 20)

  • Price:

    Free entry

  • More Info:

    Event Website

  • Location:

    Chokoku ji and Otori Shrine
    3-19-6 Senzoku , Taito ku

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Event Details

  • Date:

    Nov. 08, 2019 - Nov. 08, 2019

  • Time:

    All of the day (Additional event on Nov 20)

  • Price:

    Free entry

  • More Info:

    Event Website

  • Location:

    Chokoku ji and Otori Shrine
    3-19-6 Senzoku , Taito ku

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