Dec 19, 2014

Hagoita-Ichi at Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo

Hagoita-Ichi at Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo

17th - 19th December, 2014 | Asakusa, Tokyo

A lively fair full of Edo sentiments, brightly coloring downtown Tokyo at the year-end  

Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa is one of the most famous sightseeing spots in Tokyo.
The Hagoita-Ichi (Battledore Fair) is an annual fair held in its precincts at the end of the year.

Near the Hondo or main hall of Senso-ji Temple, some 50 open-air stalls selling hagoita (battledores), shuttlecocks, kites and other New Year decorations stand huddled together, and numerous people gather here from all over the country.

This is a traditional fair dating back to the Edo Period, but it was apparently only after World War II that the name Hagoita-Ichi became popular. 

# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
[Official Homepage of the Event]


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