Hagoita-Ichi at Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo

17th - 19th December, 2015 | Asakusa, Tokyo
A lively fair full of Edo sentiments, brightly coloring downtown Tokyo at the year-end   Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa is one of the most famous sightseeing spots in Tokyo. The Hagoita-Ichi (Battledore Fair) is an annual fair held in its precincts at the end of the year. Near the Hondo or main hall of Senso-ji Temple, some 50 open-air stalls selling hagoita (battledores), shuttlecocks, kites and other New Year decorations stand huddled together, and numerous people gather here from all over the country. This is a traditional fair dating back to the Edo Period, but it was apparently only after World War II that the name Hagoita-Ichi became popular.  official website ››  http://asakusa-toshinoichi.com/

  • Hagoita-Ichi at Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo   Hagoita-Ichi at Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo
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