Shimokitazawa Tengu – Long Red-Nosed Goblins Festival 2019

Where: Shimokita Shopping Street, Tokyo, ,
When: Friday, February 1, 2019 - Sunday, February 3, 2019
Shimokita Tengu Festival - Photo by: www.shimokita-tengu.com
Shimokita Tengu Festival
Photo by: www.shimokita-tengu.com

The Shimokitazawa Tengu Festival (Long Red-Nosed Goblins Festival) is held every year in late January early February. The Japanese mark four times a year, the seasons change called in Japanese Setsubun: spring, summer, autumn and winter.
 
On the Setsubun of end winter and start spring the Japanese celebrate Shimokitazawa Tengu Festival which according to Japanese tradition brings, with the coming spring, new life. The festival’s events that are held on Shinryuji temple, which is located near Shimokitazawa station in Tokyo, attract thousands of locals and tourists.

During the festival, accommodation may be scarce owing to higher demands, therefore it is advisable to check accommodation prices and make reservations ahead of time.
 
The climax of the festive events are the Tangu creatures, supernatural creatures with long red nose that appear in Japanese folklore stories, which must be expelled and not allowed to harm humans.
 
The festival holds processions with marchers dressed in colorful costumes, wearing masks in the form of long red nose Tangu.
During the procession, the celebrants yell “Demons outside!” or “Oni-wa-soto!” and throw bean seeds to remove bad luck and drive out demons.
 
According to Japanese folk tradition Demons are moving away from happy places, so the beans and festival joy “promise” the disappearance of demons and evil.
 
Visit Tokyo during the festival promises the visitor an unforgettable cultural experience
 

Attractive prices suited for all budgets, Many hotels suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY, Get Immediate confirmation by email.
IMPORTANT !
Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.
 

Event Related Information

Contact details:
Shimokitazawa Tengu Festival 
Phone: 03-3468-2933
Contact Email:

Country Information

Capital:
Tokyo
Currency:
yen (JPY)
Voltage and Frequency:
100V 50/60 Hz
Dialing country code:
+81
Time Zone:
UTC+9
Language:
Japanese
Location:
Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the East Sea, east of the Korean Peninsula.
Information email:
Tourist website:
Information address:
Japan National Tourism Organization 10th Floor, Tokyo Kotsu Kaikan Building, 2-10-1Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0006
Climate:
Varies from tropical in south to cool temperate in north .
Japan background and overview
In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Following the Treaty of Kanagawa with the US in 1854, Japan opened its ports and began to intensively modernize and industrialize. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Japan became a regional power that was able to defeat the forces of both China and Russia. It occupied Korea, Formosa (Taiwan), and southern Sakhalin Island.
In 1931-32 Japan occupied Manchuria, and in 1937 it launched a full-scale invasion of China. Japan attacked US forces in 1941 - triggering America's entry into World War II - and soon occupied much of East and Southeast Asia. After its defeat in World War II, Japan recovered to become an economic power and a staunch ally of the US. While the emperor retains his throne as a symbol of national unity, actual power rests in networks of powerful politicians, bureaucrats, and business executives.
The economy experienced a major slowdown starting in the 1990s following three decades of unprecedented growth, but Japan still remains a major economic power, both in Asia and globally. In 2005, Japan began a two-year term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

City Information

In-country dialing code:
3
Longitude:
139.69168°
Latitude:
35.68953°

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