Usokae Shinji (Bullfinch Exchange)


posted on June 20, 2016

Get a bullfinch figure to bring luck, success, and happiness in the New Year.

At Kameido Tenjin Shrine in Koto Ward holds the festival of Usokae Shinji (Bullfinch Exchange) every year. Usokae means "Exchanging lie of bad luck", and because "Uso" means both "lie" and "bullfinch", people believe that exchanging an old bullfinch figure from the last year to new one will bring a good luck, success and happiness.

*Event dates and programs may be subject to change.

15 mins walk from Soubu Line, Kameido Station
15 mins walk from Soubu Line and Hanzomon Line, Kinshicho Station

Date Time Entry Address
Late Jan ~ Early Feb 2017 Free 3-6-1 Kameido, Koto-ku, Tokyo
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