Dec 4, 2012

Namahage, or folklore demons in Oga, is coming! Akita Pref.

Namahage, or folklore demons in Oga, Akita Pref.

Namahage, or folklore demons in Oga, Akita Pref.

31st December, 2012 | Oga, Akita

A local group of Namahage-masked men, disguised as devils, visit private houses in the villages, grumbling “Any good-for-nothing fellow hereabouts ?” A demonstration of Namahage in action and Taiko drumming is held on the street around the City Hall from around 3:30 pm to 4 pm. Namahage also visit Japanese-style inns, Ryokan and Minshuku, in the city from around 6 pm to 7:30 pm for the guests.
Period: Dec.31 | Venue: Oga, Akita Pref. | Transportation: The JR Oga Line to Oga Sta. and then walk 5 min. to Oga City Hall.

# For the details, please access to the followings;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.edo265.net/japan/
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.ogakk.or.jp/

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