Asakusa on Tori no Ichi

  • A grilled squid vendor
    A grilled squid vendor
  • Preparing a kumade
    Preparing a kumade
  • A kumade vendor
    A kumade vendor
  • After a kumade purchase
    After a kumade purchase
  • A kumade vendor
    A kumade vendor
  • Otori Shrine
    Otori Shrine
  • Visitors at the Tori no Ichi festival
    Visitors at the Tori no Ichi festival

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, November 22, 2014)

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 above includes photographs showing the festivities.

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