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Toyokawa-City Donki: The God Tengu & Fox Festival

Date : 12/17/2017


  • Donki: The God Tengo & Fox Festival

A white fox, a red goblin and a blue goblin chase children around

Akiba Sanjaku Daigongen is a deity that is worshiped at Choshoji Temple in Toyokawa City. At an event during a grand fire prevention festival for this deity on the third Sunday in December, a white fox, a red goblin and a blue goblin chase children around, and smear them with a red food coloring called "benigara" if they catch them.

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The white fox holds a wooden bell hammer called a "shumoku", the red goblin holds a circular fan made from the Japanese fatsia plant, and the blue goblin carries a spear. It is said that the children who get smeared with benigara at this highly comical strange festival will be blessed with perfect health.

EVENT OVERVIEW

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Date : Third Sunday in December
<December 17th (Sunday), 2017>
Location : 〒441-0302
17-1, Kitaura, Shimosawaki, Mito-cho, Toyokawa-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
(Choshoji Temple)
Fee : Admission free of charge
Parking : None
Phone number : 0533-89-2140, 0533-89-2206 (Toyokawa City Tourism Association)

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ACCESS

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    Access by public transport
    15min eastwards walk from Aichi-Mito Station of the JR Tokaido Main Line (board from Nagoya Station).

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