Festivals & Events
Tori-no-ichi is an annual festival that has been celebrated at shrines and temples across Japan since the Edo period. It is traditionally held in November, on days that the lunar calendar designates as days of the rooster. People wish for good fortune and business prosperity on these auspicious days.
In the Asakusa area of Tokyo, these festivities take place at Chokokuji Temple and Otori Shrine. The areas around this temple and shrine are bustling until late at night with lively merchants selling beautiful gold and silver-decorated kumade, ornamental rakes believed to bring their owners luck. Check out this exciting autumn festival for yourself to get a true sense of old-school Tokyo.