Tori no Ichi(Ni no Tori) 2023 - Tokyo Seasonal Guide

Tori no Ichi(Ni no Tori) 2023

Tori-no-ichi fair is one of the Japanese festivals held on "Tori-no-hi" in November. Tori-no-hi is a day that occurs once every 12 days according to the lunar calendar, and a festival is held on the day of the rooster. There are two or three festivals in November each year, and the first one is called "Ichi-no-Tori" (first rooster), the second one "Ni no Tori-" (second rooster), and the third one "San-no-Tori" (third rooster).
Tori-no-ichi has continued since the Edo period until today. Tori-no-ichi is a festival to celebrate a bountiful harvest. It is said that farmers who prayed for a good harvest enshrined chickens and released them after praying. Today, Torinoichi is popular at Otori-ji Temple in Asakusa and Hanazono Shrine in Shinjuku.
The most famous festival items are rakes. There are many rake shops at Tori-no-ichi. Decorated rakes are a symbol of prosperous business. It is said that good luck and happiness gather in rakes. Every year, people buy a bigger rake than the previous year. This is a symbol of hope for prosperous business.
 
 

Otori Shrine

Otori Shrine enshrines two ancient Japanese deities, Ame-no-Hiwashi no Mikoto and Yamatotakeru no Mikoto. Every November, the shrine is famous for the "Tori-no-ichi" (rooster market), which is crowded with people seeking rakes for good luck.
 
Many rake shops line the streets during Tori-no-ichi. Colorfully decorated rakes are a symbol of prosperous business. It is said that good fortune and happiness gather in rakes. Every year, people buy rakes that are bigger than the previous year's. This is a wish for prosperous business.

Information

Location 3 Chome-18-7 Senzoku, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0031
Access 7 minutes walk from Irie Station on Tokyo Metro Hibiya line 8 minutes walk from Asakusa Station on Tsukuba Express Line
Opening Hours 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Holidays Non
Admission Fee Free