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Posted by
Hiro (Kyoto, Japan) on 15 February 2019 in Lifestyle & Culture.

This is the yellow demon on 節分 ritual in 吉田神社 Yoshida Shrine. Sorry, not in focus.
The demons are symbols of bad luck and they are exterminated by the Demon Buster in this ritual.
I'll show you the red demon and the blue one tomorrow and the day after.
I posted the picture of the Demon Buster in 2013, here.
February 2, 2019 @吉田神社

Canon EOS 6D 1/40 second F/5.6 ISO 5000 35 mm

Please leave your comments.

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Aww scary. Fortunately, it is far away.

15 Feb 2019 5:44am

Devi from Chennai, India

Aw!! He does look scary abd rather repulsive !!:(((((((((((((((( Ugh !
I had a look at your Demon Busters too posted in 2013..Looking forward to the blue and red Monsters ;)

15 Feb 2019 6:04am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Looks like a nicely celebration.

15 Feb 2019 7:56am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Brrrr…… I am getting scared :-(

15 Feb 2019 8:38am

Marcel P. from Wallonie Picarde, Belgium

Oufti ! bonne fête à tous

15 Feb 2019 9:19am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

great action shot

15 Feb 2019 9:59am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

He's impressive, I wouldn't want to be in front of him!

15 Feb 2019 10:15am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

I think he is in a bad mood Hiro.

15 Feb 2019 10:25am

Jaya from Trieste, Italy

So there are good and bad demons in your culture, and they fight between them...I've seen the same in Bali, with Indou traditions, where people celebrates and participates to this fight....

15 Feb 2019 10:29am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

not someone you want to meet on a dark night :)

15 Feb 2019 10:46am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

It is too scary to see on a dark night.

15 Feb 2019 1:02pm

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

je tremble ...

15 Feb 2019 2:40pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I am impressed. I will look forward to the other two examples.

15 Feb 2019 3:25pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A terrible demon!

15 Feb 2019 4:18pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


15 Feb 2019 4:43pm

Claudiel from belgium, Belgium

Interesting, thank you.

15 Feb 2019 5:09pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Yes, it looks like very bad luck.

15 Feb 2019 6:17pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Wouahhh, pas rassurant.

15 Feb 2019 6:37pm

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

Love these traditions! We have a similar character out here that terrorises the locals!

15 Feb 2019 6:58pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A wild and scary looking demon. Let's hope the demon buster does his work.

15 Feb 2019 9:04pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow...A scary character ...Great capture !

15 Feb 2019 9:23pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

it looks highly ritualistic

16 Feb 2019 2:22am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

He definitely looks like some kind of a demon but I think that the demon buster in your other image was more scary!

16 Feb 2019 3:17am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Effrayant et sueprbe quel personnage et con bâton de bois splendide vue.
Belle journée

16 Feb 2019 3:24am