第85回 しもきた天狗まつり

日程&スケジュール

Schedule

天下一天狗道中

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天下一天狗道中

天下一天狗道中
日程
The “Ultimate Tengu” Parade

烏天狗道中前夜露払いの儀

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烏天狗道中前夜露払いの儀

日程
Tradition of expelling evil on the day before the Tengu Parade

天狗福豆・目方でドン!

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天狗福豆・目方でドン!

“Guess the weight of the Tengu fortune beans” Game

第85回 しもきた天狗まつり 天下一天狗道中

85th Shimokitazawa Tengu Festival The “Ultimate Tengu” Parade

しもきた天狗まつりについて

About Tengu Festival

Tengu are supernatural creatures that appear in Japanese folklore. They are seen as protective or guardian spirits to be respected, if not somewhat feared.

An annual Shimokitazawa Tengu Festival is held every winter at Shinryuji temple, a five minute walk from Shimokitazawa station. This is the festival of Setsubun in Shimokitazawa. Setsubun day marks the day before the beginning of each new season. Setsubun literally means “split the four each seasons”. Japanese people generally celebrate Setsubun in the winter as it marks the coming of spring and new life.

At Setsubun, beans are traditionally scattered as a way of expelling bad luck while people shout “Oni-wa-soto!” or “Demons outside!” to chase away evil spirits. However, at the Shimokitazawa Tengu Festival we scatter the beans while saying “Fuku-wa-uchi” or “Good Luck/Fortune inside” three times and never say “Demons outside”. The reason behind this is that it is believed that evil naturally dissipates in an atmosphere that is full of happiness.

Furthermore, the Tengu (a form of spirit or demon themselves) are believed to realize people’s wishes relating to things like family safety, prosperity in business, luck and success in exams. During “Tengu Dochu” parade, staff in large Tengu costumes and Crow Tengu costumes parade through the Shimokitazawa Shopping District while throwing “Fukumame” or “good luck beans.”

グッズ販売

Goods
ストラップ
キーホルダー
葉うちわ 800円 / 手ぬぐい 800円 / ストラップ(高下駄・法螺貝)500円 / キーホルダー(天狗・烏天狗など)500円
Shimokitazawa Tengu Festival Official Retailer
Shimokitazawa Tengu Festival Official Goods
  • しもきた天狗まつり公式グッズ
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