Namahage, or folklore demons in Oga, Akita Pref.

31st December, 2016 | 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.
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