Year’s Market (Kannon of Kannon) Hagoita Market December 17, 18, 19, 2023…

Old City (Kannon of Kannon) Hagoita City

(Maybe it will turn blue this year?)

In Edo, of the three large markets held each year, the December market was the most prosperous, and was called the Old Market.

Date and time: December 17th (Sat), 18th (Sunday), 19th (Monday), 2022, around 10:00-19:30
Location: Sensoji Temple grounds


*Japanese Zodiac Hagoita - Featuring the silhouette of Bell Gate in red to ward off evil spirits.
It is sold for 500 yen at the Hagoita Preservation Society in front of the Hozomon Gate.
Comes with zodiac towel and mask.First 2000 people

*Drawing hagoita in front of the main hall 1000 yen with feathers
* Handprint battledore in front of the main hall 1000 yen with feathers
*Commemorative photo with a geisha at the Battlefield Preservation Society in front of the five-storied pagoda 17th and 18th (14:00-16:00)
Please bring your camera.
* Hagoita memorial service reception: 10:00-19:00 at the reception on the left side of the outer ring of the main hall (until 15:00 on the last day)
*Mini Hagoita and mini Oshie production - 2000 yen in front of the main hall - taught by art university students or traditional craftsmen.

Until the mid-Edo period, New Year's market was limited to Asakusa. On the other hand, Sensoji Temple's fair is held on the 18th of every month, and the 17th and 18th are the last fairs of the year, and are also the days of the Kannon pilgrimage to give thanks for a successful year and pray for a good year as well. It became an annual event in Edo and became even more popular.It is a sight to see that samurai families and large merchants would send their retainers and servants to carry safety baskets and long-sleeves, go to Asakusa en masse, buy things at a certain store every year, and on the way home, they would stop by a restaurant to show off their presence. It seems that it was hailed as a privilege.After the Meiji period, New Year's supplies began to be purchased at regular stores, and the old market gradually faded away.Currently, emphasis has shifted to the hagoita market, which became popular from the end of the Edo period, and continues to be a success. I'm here.


2018羽子板aミニ羽子板Example of making mini hagoita and mini oshie

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