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"Tori-no-Ichi" Festival, Held at Otori Shrine

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

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"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 Otori 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!


  • Considered to be one of the 3 major “Tori-no-Ichi” locations in the Kanto region.
  • The wooden carved face, "Nade Okame," which is located above the offertory box, cannot be worshipped during the Tori-no-ichi Festival as it is moved to another location.
  • There are also plenty of food stalls set up, so you can really enjoy the festival atmosphere!


  • It's usually bustling with many people every year.

    It's usually bustling with many people every year.


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Name in Japanese
Postal Code
3-18-7 Senzoku, Taito-ku, Tokyo
The day of the Rooster (Tori) in November, annually.
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)