Tori-no-ichi is an annual traditional festival held at shrines and temples nationwide on set days (rooster days) in November to wish for good luck and prosperity in business. The festival has been held in the Asakusa area since the Edo period at Ootori Shrine and Chokokuji Temple. The festivity continues until midnight with ‘kumade’ rakes decorated with gold and silver sold by lively vendors in the shrine and temple compound. You can make your wish for good luck while enjoying the atmosphere of Tokyo’s old downtown at this late fall/early winter event.
As the name suggests, this little market is all about reducing waste and wastefulness—the perfect antidote to Tokyo’s shop-till-you-drop culture. It’s a good place to pick up snazzy secondhand clothes for cheap-cheap, as well as DVDs, CDs (remember those?), books […]
Tokyo International Players (TIP) is proud to return to live theater with a staged reading of the play Constellations by Nick Payne, directed by Xander Coleman. This spellbinding, romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a […]
The 2021 dates for Tokyo Comic Con have been announced, but as yet there has been no confirmation of a venue or whether the event will be returning to an in-person experience. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition […]
The Tori no Ichi Fairs are one of Tokyo’s best-kept secrets. These “Rooster Fairs” aren’t in many of the tourist guides, but they’re a big deal for local communities. Dating back to the Edo period, the festivals are all about […]