December 18 Toshi-no-Ichi from "Guide to Famous Spots of Edo Vol.6"
Compiled by Saitō Chōshū, Painted by Hasegawa Settan 1834-1836 (Tempō 5 to Tempō 7) Kaga Collection 256

In Toshi-no-Ichi, a year-end market, objects which are expected to bring good fortune including decorations and buckets to draw the first water for the New Year were sold. The markets at Fukagawa Hachiman Shrine and Kanda Myōjin Shrine were famous in Edo, however, the Toshi-no-Ichi held at Sensō-ji Temple in Asakusa on December 18 was the most bustling of all.