Tori-no-Ichi / Sugamo Otori shrine
Last Saturday, Sis, Mom, Shige and me went to the Tori-no-Ichi of Sugamo Otori shrine. I enjoyed looong-awaited night walking with my whole family! Yeah! (The black dog in the night. Can you see me?)
It was a "Ichi no Tori" the first day of Tori-no-Ichi, so we had expected it would not be so crowded. However, against the odds, Sugamo shrine and the approach were packed with visitors.
Sis returned the old Kumade that mom had purchased last year. These Kumades will be burned up with the invocation by the shrine priest.
This is the most reasonable Kumade in the Tori-no-Ichi, costs just 1,000yen!
You want to get a bigger one? Did you prepare a wad of bills?
Mom were holding me because the shrine yard and approach was very crowded.
"Hi, daddy-o! How's business? "
There were many food stall along the approach. Sis tried "age-mochi" deep fried rice cake with bonito broth.
"Mmm, looks yummy. Can I have a bite?"
"Ni no Tori","San no Tori"the 2nd and 3rd day of Tori-no-Ichi wil be held on 16th and 28th November.
Regarding the Tori-no-Ichi imformation, please have a look the site bellow.
Asakusa Torinoichi official site.
Shige's posting of Sugamo Torinoichi 2005 (part1, 2&3).