What is Hanazono Jinja Shrine?
Hanazono Jinja Shrine is a Shrine in Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward. Before 1590, it has a history of being where the god which protects the Shinjuku area stays. Hanazono Jinja Shrine, which has watched over as Shinjuku created many cultures such as restaurants and entertainment, is believed to be a god of prosperous business and the development of culture and entertainment.
Rooster Market of Hanazono Jinja Shrine
Of all the festivals held at Hanazono Jinja Shrine, the most especially popular is the “Tori no Ichi” or Rooster Market. The Rooster Market is an event continuing since the Edo Period (1603-1868) and Kumade, lucky items beckoning business prosperity and good fortune, are lined up in stalls. (Kumade: literally “bear hand,” a bamboo rake that looks like a bear’s claw). Since the Hanazono Jinja Shrine Rooster Market started after the Meiji Period (1868-1912), it has become an end of the year tradition in Shinjuku and you can see it crowded with many people.
Description: Hanazono Jinja Shrine
|Sights||Hanazono Jinja Shrine (花園神社)|
5-17-3, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 03-3209-5265|
|Admission Fee||Free admission|