“酉の市” TORINO-ICHI

By kei.sasaki, November 8, 2014

浅草鷲神社 酉の市

Torino-ichi will be on 10th Nov and 22nd Nov in 2014.

Asakusa-Ohtorijinjya-Torinoichi is one of the biggest festivals in Tokyo.This festival continues from Edo period.
We can hold this twice in this year.The first one is on 10th Nov.The second one is on 22nd Nov.

The festival will be held on the day of “TORI(酉)”.
“TORI” means cock or rooster of the oriental zodiac.

Ohtorijinjya (shrine in Asakusa) celebrates “good luck”, “prosperity”, and “success” for all of visitors.

This festival will open 24hours, night and day, on the day of “TORI”(on 10th & 22nd Nov).

We always enjoy this festival and it comes alive with many stalls set up in front of the gate.
You can buy your favorite food from the stalls, then enjoy it while walking around. Apart from the food, children can enjoy other activities at stalls such as shooting game, goldfish scooping game, or ring toss.

Please enjoy this in Asakusa.

torinoichi

“Tori-no-Ichi”Festivals of Ohtori Shrine in Asakusa,Tokyo are held twice or thrice every November since the Edo era.(the Chistian era 1750-1760)

The Festivals appellation is called first Festival “Ichinotori”,the second Festival “Ninotori”,the third Festival “Sannotori”. The origin of “Tori-no-Ichi” Festivals of the Japanese mythology of the Ameno-Hiwashino-Mikoto and the Yamato-Takeruno-Mikoto are worshiping as god,also the Ohtori Shrine commonly are called “Otori-Sama” and the Festivals on the days be bustling by worshipers,that days celebrate the Festival all day long. And this worship is that invoke a providence,give thanks to a divine favour,both it is that pray good fortune and good news in future and keep out of harm’s way.

They are brought about its when we live the daily life purely,righteously,vigorously,harmoniously. Then the 300 rake stalls in the yard of the Ohtori Shrine sold lucky rakes decorated with colorful symbols of good fortune,believed to bring wealth to the purchasers.

Transportation Access: 7 minutes walk from 3 exit, Iriya station, Subway Hibiya Line
Address: 3-18-7 Senzoku, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0031

Ohtori Shrine URL:http://www.otorisama.or.jp/english.html

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