Active “Tori-no-ichi (bird day fair)” Colorful rakes and autumn leaves that decorate Tokyo in November

2018.11.20

Active “Tori-no-ichi (bird day fair)” Colorful rakes and autumn leaves that decorate Tokyo in November

Active “Tori-no-ichi (bird day fair)” Colorful rakes and autumn leaves that decorate Tokyo in November

Active “Tori-no-ichi (bird day fair)” Colorful rakes and autumn leaves that decorate Tokyo in November

Active “Tori-no-ichi (bird day fair)” Colorful rakes and autumn leaves that decorate Tokyo in November

In November, around Asakusa area, a downtown of Tokyo, is being crowded more.
One of the reasons is “Tori-no-ichi”, that is a lot of lucky charms “rakes” are sold there.

It is held as an annual event by shrines associated with “Tori (bird)”; for example, Ohtori Shrine in Senzoku, Taito-ku is held on the day of Tori in November every year.
There is active by a lot of stands and spirited hand clapping.

There are 3 days of Tori-no-ichi this year; “Ichi-no-tori” on 11/1, “N-no-tori” on 11/13, and “San-no-tori” on 11/25.
These are held from 0:00 to 24:00 per day.

In Japan, it is famous that “there are a lot of fires when there is San-no-tori”.
So, when people have San-no-tori, they take precautions against fire until the end of the year.

Tori-no-ichi starts with “First Drum” beaten at 0:00 on the day of Ichi-no-tori.
The busy night starts with colorful and elaborated rakes by craftsmen.

Around the season of Ni-no-tori, the middle of November, there is the best season of autumn leaves in Kanto area.
“Mukoujima-Hyakaen Garden”, nearby Ohshiro Shrine, is known as the popular place of autumn leaves in Tokyo; it has the best location to see Tokyo Skytree from the garden, so that it is able to enjoy seeing the beautiful scenic as Japan during the autumn that is both Skytree with the blue sky and the autumn leaves.

“Onarizashiki” with the Japanese atmosphere is a high classed place that used as a resting place when nobles, like Ienari TOKUGAWA, the 11th Shogun of the Edo Shogunate, and Ieyoshi TOKUGAWA, the 12th Shogun, visit this garden.
It is not only its historic exterior as the Japanese style building, but also Japanese rooms, like the beautiful tatami floored “Onari-no-ma” and exhibited the statue of Basho MATSUO “Basho-no-ma”, have the marvelous atmosphere.

Unfortunately, it is not able to see because of repair works until the end of March in 2019, but you are able to wait to enjoy such atmosphere in the next spring, the season of cherry blossoms.

Asakusa in November is crowded by Tori-no-ich and decorated with colorful autumn leaves.
Why don’t you buy rakes to pray for thriving business?

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Source of photos:https://blog.goo.ne.jp/kotonoarekore/e/727d084fcedefb16d4f869ddbcdb1a3c
Source of photos;http://yoshikawa.cocolog-nifty.com/soushido/2009/05/post-54b1.html
Source of photos;http://nonbees.com/drink/report-31/

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