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Writer:Yuta Sakaguchi

Hi, I’m Yuta. I grew up and live in Yokohama, a port city near Tokyo. I once lived in Kichijoji, located in the western part of Tokyo. I love walking around a street and taking pictures. On my article I introduce attractions mainly of Tokyo with many wonderful pictures. Please enjoy them!

"Tori no Ichi" festival at Ohtori shrine and Chokokuji temple

October 28, 2015

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Ohkumade (a big rake) by the gate

The season for festivals called "Otori sai" or "Tori no Ichi" has come again this year. The festivals are held every November. In the festivals many Kumade (rakes) are sold, which are considered a lucky charm.
In Kanto region including Tokyo, there are three greatest "Tori no Ichi"; one at Ohtori shrine and Chokokuji temple, one at Hanazono shrine and one at Okunitama shrine.

Ohtori shrine and Chokokuji temple are located near Asakusa.
The festival will be held on November 5, 17 and 29 in 2015.
There are lots of stalls and many Kumade are displayed.
Almost Kumade are decorated very well.
The festival will get lively for sure.


The gate of Ohtori shrine


Precincts of Ohtori shrine


The main building of Ohtori shrine decorated with many Chochin (Japanese lantern)


The main hall of Chokokuji temple


There were many Kumade


Kumade decorated with stuffed characters, such as Kumamon, Funassyi, Gunmachan, Fukkachan, those of Yokai Watch


Kumade decorated with stuffed characters of Sanrio, such as Hellokitty, Mymelody, Cinnamonroll, Pompompurin


There were many stalls


There were many stalls

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