Hagoita-ichi (Fair)

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Hagoita Fair is a popular annual event in Asakusa that is held as the year nears its end. Tens of venders gather at Sensoji Temple to sell a variety of colorful hagoita (wooden paddles), from ornamental ones to those for children to play with. The fair originated from a custom to give a hagoita and pray for the healthy growth of girls, symbolizing hagoita as a ""board to bounce back evil."" It developed into a large-scale event in the mid Meiji period when hagoita were sold as a highlight of the items at an annual year-end fair. Authentic Kabuki actors and popular celebrities are among the themes featured on the decorative hagoita.

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2-3-1 Asakusa


Sensoji Temple

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Name:Asakusa Tourist Federation

Website:Hagoita-ichi (Fair) / Asakusa Tourism Federation (External link)


2018.12.17 - 2018.12.19

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