It is held every year on the noon day of February at Oji Inari Shrine.
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hatsuuma Monday, February 12
ninouma Saturday, February 24
The “Kite Market” is an event that dates back to the Edo period (1603-1868). In those days, the city of Edo was often hit by fire, and since winds often caused large fires, people bought kites from the shrine as “hibuse-no-tako” (kites of fire prevention) to protect them from fire.
Since then, the kite market has been a traditional event in Edo, attracting crowds of people and stalls lined up in the vicinity.
Every year, about 50,000 people visit the market on the hatsuuma and ninouma days alone.
Venue：Oji Inari Shrine