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Okazaki-City Takisanji Temple Ogre Festival
(Takisanji Oni Matsuri)

Date : 02/11/2023

  • Takisanji Temple Ogre Festival (Takisanji Oni Matsuri)
  • Takisanji Temple Ogre Festival (Takisanji Oni Matsuri)
  • Takisanji Temple Ogre Festival (Takisanji Oni Matsuri)
  • Takisanji Temple Ogre Festival (Takisanji Oni Matsuri)
  • Takisanji Temple Ogre Festival (Takisanji Oni Matsuri)
  • Takisanji Temple Ogre Festival (Takisanji Oni Matsuri)

An Epic Festival with a Wild Dance of Ogres and Torches

In this epic festival on the Saturday closest to the seventh day of the year in the lunar calendar, participants carry 30-some torches into the main hall of Takisanji Temple, one of the nation's important cultural properties, and perform a wild dance. With dozens of people bearing large torches following them as though in a wild dance, ogres wearing grandfather, grandmother and grandchild masks said to have been made by Unkei appear amid the fiercely burning flames and grant peace in the land and an abundant harvest.


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Date : Saturday near January 7 of the lunar calendar
(February 11 (Saturday - holiday), 2023)
Place : Takisanji Temple Main Hall
Location : 〒444-3173
107 Aza-Yamagomori, Taki-cho, Okazaki-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
(Takisanji Temple Main Hall)
Fee : Festival watching: admission free of charge
Treasure Hall 300 yen
Parking : 100 parking spaces (shuttle buses are available from the Okazaki Prefectural Multi-purpose Athletic Ground on the day of the festival.)
Phone number : 0564-46-2296 (Takisanji Temple)

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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    From Higashi Okazaki Station on the Meitetsu Nagoya Line (board from Meitetsu Nagoya Station), take the Meitetsu Bus (名鉄バス) bound for Onuma (大沼) then get off at Takisanji-shita (滝山寺下).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    Approx. 20 min. northwards from Okazaki I.C. of the Tomei Expressway via routes 1, 26, 477, and 355.

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