"Otorisama" (Tori-no-ichi) is a festival held in Ohtori shrine
situated in Asakusa, Tokyo on the days of Rooster* in November every year.
This festival has been held since the Edo era (1603-1867) wishing a prosperous
business and home safety.
it will be held for 24 hours starting from 0:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 7 and
Friday November 19. The shrine is crowded with lots of shops. Among them the
shops of decorated rakes of various sizes and prices attract visitors. Originally
these rakes were displayed in stores wishing the prosperous business since it
was said that they gather up the prosperity and happiness. Nowadays, actually
non shop-owners also buy them so that their various wishes will come true. When
the rakes are sold, both the sellers and buyers clap their hands together in congratulation.
Ohtori shrine is situated about 7 minutes' walk from the north no. 3 exit of Iriya station of Hibiya Line of Tokyo Metro, and about 20 minutes' walk from Asakusa station of Asakusa Line of Toei Subway. From Funabashi it takes around only an hour. This shrine's web page is http://www.otorisama.or.jp/english.html.
you visit it to enjoy this animated atmosphere?
is one of the twelve signs of Chinese zodiac (twelve animals' name that
represent directions, times, years, months, and days).