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Asakusa’s Toshi no Ichi Fair: Lucky Rackets, Kabuki Actors and Haggling

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Asakusa’s Toshi no Ichi Fair: Lucky Rackets, Kabuki Actors and Haggling

In the universe of Japanese “lucky charms,” hagoita are probably those that have strayed the furthest from their original use. As you can suspect from their shape, they used to be rackets (or to be more accurate ?battledores?) for a badminton-like game called ?hanetsuki??which apparently was all the rage among members of the aristocracy back in the Nara Period (710-794). The game became more popular later (from the 14th to the early 16th century), and at that time the battledores took the shape we see today, and sometime during the civil war period they also started being used in exorcism/cleansing rituals, especially related to mosquitoes and the illnesses they carried. From there it was a small step to becoThe post Asakusa’s Toshi no Ichi Fair: Lucky Rackets, Kabuki Actors and Haggling appeared first on Tokyo Cheapo.

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