Shimokitazawa Tengu Matsuri

Markets & Festivals, Traditional Events

Every year, Shimokitazawa comes to life with long-nosed supernatural creatures and traditional spirits for its Tengu Matsuri. These fearsome characters may seem intimidating, but are generally considered guardian spirits who help people in need, as long as they’re pure of heart. The Tengu come out just in time for Setsubun, so festival events include mamemaki bean throwing – although the policy here is only to shout “fuku wa uchi” (“good luck in”) as the demons will disperse on their own! This year Friday night sees the creatures descend on local eateries before the main event on Saturday, the Tengu parade, which usually features a giant Tengu head on a float and some very tall Tengu walking precariously on geta sandals.

Event Details

  • Date:

    Jan. 31, 2020 - Feb. 02, 2020

  • Time:

    12:00 - 18:00 (Check Website for Event Times)

  • Price:

    Free

  • More Info:

    Event Website

  • Location:

    Shimokitazawa Station

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