Asakusa on Tori no Ichi

Otori Shrine

Otori Shrine

TOKYO (TR) – The annual Tori no Ichi festival, held in November on the days of the rooster in the Chinese zodiac, concluded on Saturday in the Asakusa district.

In the vicinity of Otori Shrine and Chokoku Temple, vendors sold colorfully decorated bamboo rakes called kumade, which symbolize the collection of wealth or good fortune.

The gallery below includes photographs showing the festivities.

A kumade vendor

A kumade vendor

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, November 22, 2014)

A kumade vendor

A kumade vendor

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, November 22, 2014)

A grilled squid vendor

A grilled squid vendor

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, November 22, 2014)

After a kumade purchase

After a kumade purchase

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, November 22, 2014)

Preparing a kumade

Preparing a kumade

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, November 22, 2014)

Visitors at the Tori no Ichi festival

Visitors at the Tori no Ichi festival

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, November 22, 2014)

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2 Responses to "Asakusa on Tori no Ichi"

  1. Osada Steve   11/30/2014 at 9:43 pm

    Any details on prices for those rakes? Negotiable? Double for the gaijin?