Photographer's Note

This is a market that continues since Edo period of Tori-no-Ichi that has been held near Tokyo Asakusa.
The rake by which a lot of stalls included the wish for the gathering business prosperity here is sold when becoming the end of the year of November every year. Many kinds is sold from the small one to the big one and the one with a different design.

The customer also has a lot of people who buy the ornament likes while walking in the market after the Shinto shrine is visited and decorate the shop and the house. There are a lot of people who see this lively atmosphere, too. It is a custom that the ceremony of the hand tightening is mightily held while the business of the seller and the purchaser materializes.

Tori-no-Ichi Fair (open-air market) is a famous annual event in November on the day of the Tori (Rooster) in Chinese calendar and this event has continued to today since the Edo period.
Tori-no Ichi is held at Temple of Tori (Juzaisan Chokoku-ji) in Asakusa, Tokyo or various shrines of Washi (Eagle) and many people come to there to pray for a health, good fortune and good business. In the Edo period, Tori no Ichi was the fist fair for welcoming New Year. (Tori no Ichi is a first important event to bring New Year.).

The day of the Tori (Rooster) comes every 12 days in November and generally, the first day of the Tori is most important. However it is said that a fire is likely to take place in the year that the day of the Tori has 3 times.

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