Dec 31, 2013
Namahage, or folklore demons in Oga, Akita Pref.
31st December, 2013 | 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.goldenjipangu.com/131231akita.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.ogakk.or.jp/