- Festival of the Demon Roof Tiles Road (Oni-Michi Matsuri)
Takahama-City Festival of the Demon Roof Tiles Road (Oni-Michi Matsuri)
Date : 10/14/2017
The Street of Demons of Takahama-City
Famous for the ceramic roof tiles industry that propelled its economy, the city of Takahama holds the "Oni-Michi Matsuri" event every year (lit. "Festival of the Demon Roof Tile Road"). It takes place in the 4.5 kilometer-long stretch of road connecting the Takahama-Minato Station to The Kawara Museum of Roof Tiles. Listed as one of the 500 Most Scenic Streets in Japan, this street is full of buildings built by using countless varieties of "roof tile demons", the "Oni-gawara", giving the annual festival its name.