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.
The Namaste India Festival returns to the event square at Yoyogi Park to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th anniversary. With the links between India and Japan getting stronger, this festival gets bigger and bigger each year. There will be a large […]
Nabe is a popular winter dish in Japan. Nabe literally means “pot,” but it’s used as a generic term for soups or light stews cooked in an iron or clay pot. Made with dashi (soup stock), vegetables, and meat, nabe has […]
For all things stationery, head to the biggest festival in Japan: the Bungu Joshi Haku. Held over three days in the Tokyo Ryutsu Center, it will host over 120 companies with over 50,000 items to peruse. There will be all […]
The ginkgo trees of Hachioji were planted along the streets when the city expanded during the Showa period. Usually, there are a number of events planned around the crowds coming to see the leaves—such as parades of classic cars and […]