Festival in Asakusa: Tori no ichi 浅草酉の市

  • Published on : 15/04/2020
  • by : I.D.O.
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A colorful and lively festival in Tokyo

The rooster market is a typically Japanese traditional event where Kumade, "lucky rakes", are sold in a colorful and lively atmosphere. If you are in Asakusa at this time of the year, check out this scenic event!

Tori-no-ichi rituals and beliefs

 

A typical Japanese custom: before acquiring a new rake, those who had bought one the previous year hasten to throw it into one of the huge cardboard boxes installed in front of the entrance to the market.

Next to these boxes, two young assistants from the Ohtori Shrine wave their purification wands from right to left and from left to right to purify the old rakes and their owners. The latter throws a coin into an urn provided for this purpose then make a brief prayer before leaving in search of a new kumade, a little larger than the one they have just got rid of (and which will be burned) s 'they want a little more wealth next year.

Indeed, this festival which takes place in November announces the end of the year and the beginning of the new year, a very symbolic period for the Japanese.

 

 

Tori-no-ichi,  Asakusa

Tori-no-ichi, Asakusa

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Prière pour la chance, la foire du coq  à Asakusa

Prayer for luck, the cock fair in Asakusa

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    About a 6 min walk from Iriya Subway Station on the Hibiya Line

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