Daikoku Matsuri

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Daikoku Matsuri

Honouring Daikoku, the deity of fortune, this annual January celebration at Kanda Shrine attracts revellers looking to secure a helping of good luck for the year ahead, and also includes a few interesting 'performances'. The hocho-shiki ritual (from noon on January 14) sees a master of the cutting arts demonstrate some serious kitchen knife moves in chopping up fish, while a pre-Coming of Age classic features fresh adults soaked in cold water (January 13, from 10am). Old-school festival music accompanies the action.

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