Good Luck Charms of Edo

Jan 14, 2021 - Feb 17, 2021


End-Year Battledore Fair

Wood, Fabric
2.55 W x 5.90 H in


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End-Year Battledore Fair

“Give girls a battledore to celebrate their first new year to wish them for an accident-free, healthy life.”

Generating a huge crowd of shoppers, Toshi-no-Ichi, a year-end fair, held in Asakusa in December was the biggest sales event in Edo. Until the middle of Edo period, its customers were limited to male shoppers but with the gradual rise in its popularity among commoners, it eventually evolved into the end-year Battledore Fair.  

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