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Toyohashi-City Toyohashi Demon Festival

Date : 02/10/2024, 02/11/2024

  • Toyohashi Demon Festival
  • Toyohashi Demon Festival
  • Toyohashi Demon Festival

This festival has been passed on since ancient times as one announcing the arrival of spring in the Mikawa region. Myths are incorporated in dengaku festivities with each behavior connected with the festival's origin story.
The story is reenacted during the climax on the 11th, an event known as the "Teasing of the Tengu and Red Demon". A tengu—a mythical, long-nosed creature—fights with a red demon, disciplining it for all its mischief. The red demon fights back time and time again but to no avail, and realizing its fault, makes amends to the villagers with rice flour mochi and grain powder in its possession, dispelling with all sin and impurity.
The expectorant candies thrown out at the event were originally mochi, and the red demon offers them before the shrine shouting "Aah-kaah-ii!". Then, he throws the candies out with white powder as he runs from the shrine all around town. Eating the candies is said to do away with misfortune and stave of summer colds and illnesses.


Date : Sat, Feb 10–Sun, Feb 11 (national holiday), 2024
(Feb 10 and 11 each year)
Holding time : Feb 10: 10:00 am–7:00 pm
Feb 11: 8:00 am–6:00 pm
Place : Akumikambe Shimmeisha Shrine
Location : 〒440-0806
3-17 Hatcho-dori, Toyohashi-shi, Aichi
Fee : Free of charge

• Prices are subject to change. Check the official site, etc. for the most up-to-date information.
Phone number : 0532-52-5257 (Akumikambe Shimmeisha Shrine)
0532-54-1484 (Toyohashi Visitors & Convention Association)

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  • 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 get off at either Shiyakusyo-Mae or Toyohashikoen-mae Stations. Walk 3 min. north.

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