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Toyohashi-City Toyohashi Demon Festival
(Toyohashi Oni Matsuri)

Date : 02/10/2023, 02/11/2023

  • Toyohashi Demon Festival (Toyohashi Oni Matsuri)
  • Toyohashi Demon Festival (Toyohashi Oni Matsuri)
  • Toyohashi Demon Festival (Toyohashi Oni Matsuri)

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.

2023 Event Notes
The Toyohashi Demon Festival is scheduled for February 10th and 11th, 2023, and to be held as follows, with some content changes in consideration to novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection prevention measures.
Visitors are kindly ask for understanding and cooperation.
・Admission is free off charge.
・Please wear a mask whilst inside the venue, and take actions to prevent infection.
・Please refrain from visiting if you are infected or suspected of being infected with the novel coronavirus.
About Yakuyoke Tankiri Candy
・Yakuyoke Tankiri Candy Throwing event has been canceled.
・Yakuyoke Candy Throwing and Flour Throwing by the Oni demons to ward off evil (Red, Blue, and Small demons) to be held as usual.
・Pre-orders for shrine parishioners (Candy Throwing and rituals) accepted as usual.
* Reservations at Shrine Office start January 1, 2023.
* Goshinpo Koban will not be distributed.
When acompanying the town parade
・Performed for each event. Routes may be changed or reduced.


  • Parking
Date : Annually on February 10th and 11th
February 10 (Friday) and 11 (Saturday - holiday), 2023
Holding time : February 10, 2023: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
February 11, 2023: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Place : Akumikambe-Shinmei Shrine
Location : 〒440-0806
3-17 Hatcho-dori, Toyohashi-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
(Akumikambe-Shinmei Shrine)
Fee : Free
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.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.


  • Access by public transport
    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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