Wednesday, June 14, 2017

(1348) Namahage


...or "生剥" are ogres from Akita appearing on New Year's Eve. Why one of them should welcome patients to an osteopath in Asakusa is another of those great unanswered questions of Tokyo. 

(For a bigger version of this picture both in color and black and white, check my "Japan Arekore" set on Flickr)

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