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.
|Jan 2022 IN THE CITY TOKYO
|BICYCLE SENZOKU (TAITO) SHRINE TORII
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