Nov 13, 2012

The Tori no Ichi Market - a fair that brings luck to the household

The Tori no Ichi Market - a fair that brings luck to the household

Tori no Ichi is a fair held on the "days of the bird" in the month of December.
People gather from far and wide to buy the lucky kumade (bamboo rakes) which are believed to "rake in" good luck.

The Tori no Ichi Market - a fair that brings luck to the household

"Otori-sama". Tori no Ichi Market, will be held on December 15 at Otori Shinto Shrine, Higashi-Matsuyama-City, Saitama.

! For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.edo265.net/japan/
[Official Homepage of the Event]   http://www.higashimatsuyama-kanko.com/13.html


! "Tori no hi" is the date that corresponds to 'Tori' (the Cock) in the dating method that applies each of eto (the twelve Chinese zodiac signs) to each day of the year.

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