Nagoya Osu Demon’s Gate
Even though I have been to the Osu shopping street area in Nagoya several times I only recently noticed the huge and fun wall paintings showing tourists the way to the Osu Nioumondoori, or the Osu Nioumon Street (大須仁王門通り). It almost looks like they started with a big neon sign, and when that wasn’t enough, they added a glaring demon face on the building next to it, and then an even bigger demon! I say it’s good use of a blank concrete wall, and the painting is great, especially since the area is famous for their big Setsubun festival in the beginning of February every year, when kids throw beans to drive the demons away. If you are in Nagoya in February there’s no better way to spend an afternoon than to go see it! Use my tags to find other posts about Osu, Nagoya, Demons or Setsubun!