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Toyohashi-City [Closed to the Public]
Toyohashi Demon Festival
(Toyohashi Oni Matsuri)

Date : 02/10/2022, 02/11/2022


  • [Closed to the Public]Toyohashi Demon Festival(Toyohashi Oni Matsuri)
  • [Closed to the Public]Toyohashi Demon Festival(Toyohashi Oni Matsuri)
  • [Closed to the Public]Toyohashi Demon Festival(Toyohashi Oni Matsuri)

Only Shinto rituals will be carried out within the shrine grounds in 2022. Members of the public are not allowed to view the rituals.

A Town Turned Pure White by the Whitish Flour a Repentant Red Demon Scattered

The Demon Festival is an exotic festival mixing legendary tales with Shinto elements for its background, and is held every year on February 10 and 11 at Akumikambe-Shinmei Shrine in Toyohashi City. For a long time, it has also been the event that announces the coming of spring to the inhabitants of East Mikawa Region. It is now appointed as an Important National Intangible Folk Culture Heritage of the country.

Toyohashi Oni Festival

The climax of the festival is a part entitled "The Teasing of the 'Aka-Oni' Red Demon and 'Tengu' Goblin," in which a long-nosed Tengu drives away a raging Aka-Oni that was found wrecking havoc in the village. Aka-Oni challenges Tengu three times, but he is no match and, having prepared white flour and candies in anticipation of the defeat, Aka-Oni leaps out of the shrine accompanied by young men and other participants, and they all run around the town scattering candies and white flour, turn all the surroundings, town and townsfolk alike, to pure white. Eating the candy and getting coated in the flour is said to ward off evil and prevent the summer diseases.

*: Concerning Festival Events in 2022
Members of the public are prohibited from entering the shrine grounds during the rituals. Candy tossing and ogre processions have also been cancelled.
Candies will be available at the shrine office from January 1. (200 yen per bag while supplies last.)
A limited number of goshuin shrine stamps typically offered only on the day of the Oni Festival will be available from February 1st (Tuesday) to 15th (Tuesday).

Prohibited entrance times:
February 10th (Thursday) 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
February 11th (Friday - holiday) 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

EVENT OVERVIEW

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Date : Annually on February 10th and 11th
February 10 (Thursday) and 11 (Friday - holiday), 2022
Place : Akumikambe-Shinmei Shrine
Location : 〒440-0806
3-17 Hatcho-dori, Toyohashi-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
(Akumikambe-Shinmei Shrine)
Fee : Free
Parking : Unavailable
Phone number : 0532-52-5257 (Akumikambe-Shinmei Shrine)
0532-54-1484 (Toyohashi Visitors & Convention Association)

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
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ACCESS

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    Access by public transport
    From Toyohashi Station (reachable from Nagoya Station using either JR Tokaido Main Line or Meitetsu Nagoya Line, or the JR Tokaido Shinkansen), take the Toyotetsu City Line tram from Ekimae Station and alight at either Shiyakusho-Mae or Toyohashikoen-mae stations. Walk 3 min. northwards.

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