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Dynamic and humorous Oni dance in the Setsubun festival


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Venue: Rozanji-Temple
February 3rd, every year
Setsubun events are held on February 3th, the highlight is Oni dance which will start 3pm at the Rozan temple.

Red ONI (demon covered mask) who has a sword, blue Oni who has an ax and black oni who has a hammer appear at the stage in front of the main hall and they are coming into the hall while dancing. Ritual to rebel bad spirits and long life takes place in the hall.

Red, blue and black Oni are trying to prevent that ritual, but they are repulsed by throwing beans at them and rice cake ...moreand so on.

Rozan temple’s beans are unique. It is covered with red or white color sugar, and they help you live long. Approximately 1000 people are coming to the Rozan-temple for this event every year.
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Oni dance is really dynamic and humorous point among in this event. It has an original story. If you look at the Oni-dance with the knowledge of the oni-dance story, you will enjoy more. Please check and study the oni-dance origin in the above article, and then enjoy it !
Oni-dance origin is based on the old story that the founder of the temple repulsed 3 Onis who were trying to prevent ascetic practice. This dance is the highlight among the setsubun events
Oni no okaji
Oni no okaji
This ritual is practiced by Oni who was got rid of the bad devil. It is held before and after the dance and praying for healing.
Let's join !
old amulets are burned with all feelings of gratitude.
Manner & Tips
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Please be careful to sparks. And, approximately 1000 people are coming to this event, there are really crowding
Phone +81 75-231-0355
Address 397, Kitanobecho, Kamigyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 602-0852
Directions 15-minute walk from Keihan Line Demachiyanagi Stn.
20-minute walk from Subway Karasuma Line Marutamachi Stn.

JR Kyoto Station:City Buses 4, 17, 205 (Exit at Kyoto Prefectural University Hospital)
Hankyu Kawaramachi Station:City Buses 3, 4, 17, 205 (Exit at Kyoto Prefectural University Hospital)
Event time Oni-dance starting time is 3pm
Cancellations No
Fee Free
Credit cards No
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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very powerful, you must have an exciting just looking !
Information Japanese only
Languages spoken Japanese only
Setsubun-e +81 75-231-0355 Free 2/3

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