A bicycle crossed the other side of a series of torii of the Ootori Jinja Shrine

Bicycle on the other side of the torii gate

Bicycle on the other side of the torii gate

Related Photos

When you hear the word "rooster day," you might think that it is a day to eat a lot of chicken skewers, but that is not the case. Rooster Day is the day that corresponds to the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac. Just as there are twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac in a year, there are twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac assigned to each day. In other words, the day of the rooster comes every 12 days.

The two or three November Rooster Days are special among the many Rooster Days. On this day, temples and shrines associated with eagles and other birds hold a Rooster Market where many lucky rakes are sold for business prosperity and good luck.

The Ootori Jinja Shrine in Senzoku is also famous for its Rooster Market. However, when I visited the shrine, this year's Rooster Market had already ended the week before. Only the framework of the shrine remained in the deserted precincts, like the remains of a soldier's dream. On the not-so-long approach to the shrine, there were still wooden frames alongside the torii gates, and I could see bicycles running on the other side of the gates.

日本語
Mention via Mention via Read Later with
Jan 2022 IN THE CITY TOKYO

Some Photographing Locations inside Japan

See all Locations »

Some Categories by subject

PHOTO DATA

No

12154

Shooting Date

Nov 2021

Posted On

January 23, 2022

Modified On

May 9, 2022

Place

Senzoku, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

EF135MM F2L USM

Where is Ootori Jinja Shrine?

Prev & Next