Dec 31, 2022Jan 1, 2023

The legend goes that foxes from all regions would gather under a large tree on New Year’s Eve and make a pilgrimage to Oji Inari Jinja—an important shrine dedicated to the deity of foxes. The ukiyo-e master Utagawa Hiroshige painted the scene and, in doing so, inspired the first Oji Fox Parade in 1993, over 150 years later. The event has been held annually since, and many visitors come to the shrine to see the parade of members wearing fox masks and holding lanterns. The route goes through the town and ends at Oji Inari Jinja where hatsumode (the first prayer of the new year) is performed.

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