"Tori-no-Ichi" Festival, Held at Otori Shrine in Tokyo’s Asakusa

The Original Location of Famous Festival “Tori-no-Ichi,” Where Visitors Pray for Financial Luck

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Festival

"Tori-no-Ichi" is a festival held across Japan where people can pray for good business and financial luck. It is held in various locations throughout November, but the "Tori-no-Ichi" held at Ohtori Shrine, said to be the original location of the festival, supposedly receives the most visitors and boasts the most stalls in Tokyo. Visitors purchase lucky “rakes” to bring in the good fortune for the coming year.

Originally the rakes, called “kumade,” were used as agricultural tools, but they soon became a symbol of “raking in” luck and financial fortune, so they eventually became decorative items. The rakes are decorated with lucky items like “koban” gold coins and “tai” sea bream, and they’re sold for a range of prices, anywhere from 1000 yen to several tens of thousands of yen each. There are around 150 different stalls that sell these rakes, so it can be great fun to find just the right rake for you!

  • Advanced reservations are required to participate in 2020 in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Highlights

  • Considered to be one of the 3 major “Tori-no-Ichi” locations in the Kanto region.
  • Rubbing the nose of the “Nade-Okame” wooden mask above the offertory box is said to boost your financial luck!
  • There are also plenty of food stalls set up, so you can really enjoy the festival atmosphere!

Photos

  • Rakes

    Rakes

  • Entrance to the "Tori-no-Ichi" festival at Asakusa’s Ohtori Shrine

    Entrance to the "Tori-no-Ichi" festival at Asakusa’s Ohtori Shrine

  • Nade-Okame mask

    Nade-Okame mask

Reviews

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  • 郭淑玲

    求財好比台灣的財神廟,日本祭拜的方式和台灣不同,人多到跟台灣廟宇迎熱鬧程度相當

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Details

Name in Japanese
鷲神社「酉の市」
Postal Code
111-0031
Address
3-18-7 Senzoku, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Location
Ohtori Shrine in Asakusa
Tel
03-3876-1515
Dates
November 2nd, 14th, 26th, 2020
Hours
12:00am-12:00am on designated days
Access
About a 7-minute walk from Iriya Station’s North Exit #3, or about an 8-minute walk from Asakusa Station
Official Website
Official Website (English)