Going back 1000 years, Fijiwara no Hidesato prayed for victory before a battle at Katori Shrine. His prayer was realized so he offered his bow and arrow to the shrine in honor of the victory. This is still commemorated to this day during the Kachiya Festival. Festivities include a dedication to the kachiya (victory arrow) and a traditional samurai procession (tracing a 2-km route through the shrine grounds and around Kameido Station). Approximately 100,000 visitors attend each year.