Cursing Festival

13:30 - 16:00

This “Cursing festival” is held every year on the 3rd Sunday of December. It is an incredibly rare and unique festival. 13 people dressed as tengu (long-nosed goblins) wearing white clothes walk through the area’s 16 shrines and offer gifts. In the mean time, people cuss at the Tengu saying horrible things like “Bakayarou!”, “Walk quickly!”, etc. and even try to steal the offerings. It is said that people who are able to steal the offerings will find happiness.

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Cursing Festival

101 Izumi, Kasama, Ibaraki Prefecture 319-0209, Japan