What’s Tori no Ichi?
Tori no Ichi is a festival wishing for a prosperous business and good fortune.
It is held in November at shrines of Otori(big bird) across Japan.
People wish for good luck and prosperous business.
In the old days it used to be a market for farming tools, but in the Kanto region include Tokyo, it became a festival for merchants.
Many worshippers will visit Otori Shrine in Asakusa.
You can get various good luck charms such as okumade a huge rake that is said to gather lots of good fortune, an okame (a mask of a homely woman), and irifune (an incoming ship)
Why does a Kumade(a rake) mean good luck?
A rake is famous as the god of prosperity in business.
The form of a rake has a form like talons of a hawk.
It means “I do not miss a chance like a hawk.”
That’s why it became a good fortune article for merchants.
There is a rule which must be follow absolutely when people buy one.
They have to enlarge their Kumade year by year because it includes the will to expand their business.
So they should get larger rake step by step.
1. November 11th 0:00am ~ 0:00am(24 hours)
2. November 23th 0:00am ~ 0:00am(24 hours)
Where can you join the festival?
How to get to the nearest station?
The nearest station is Asakusa station.
From Shinjuku station
From Shinjuku st to Kanda st: JR Chuo Line
From Kanda st to Asakusa st : Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
From Shinagawa station
From Shinagawa st to Asakusa st: Keikyu Main Line
From Narita Airport
Narita Airport to Asakusa st: Keisei Narita Airport Line
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If you stay in Asakusa, there are some hotels.
Richmond Hotel Premier Asakusa International
Asakusa View Hotel
The Gate Hotel Asakusa Kaminarimon by Hulic
Bunka Hostel Tokyo
Red Planet Asakusa Tokyo
Hotel Trend Asakusa
☆Ryokan(Japanese-style Inn) Info
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