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Nagoya Osu Demon’s Gate

Posted in Places, Shops by tokyobling on December 10, 2012

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!




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  1. zoomingjapan said, on December 10, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Haha, I remember taking a lot of photos of it when I was in Nagoya! ^^


    • tokyobling said, on December 10, 2012 at 3:27 pm

      I only noticed it last time I was there… (^-^) Too much to see at ground level I guess…!


  2. Timi said, on December 10, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    I love the idea of painting the walls. Whenever I see a post somewhere with something like this I’m always amazed, after all painting on such a large surface can’t be easy..what’s more, it makes things lively!


    • tokyobling said, on December 27, 2012 at 10:26 am

      I agree! I have done quite a few enlargement of paintings using grids but nothing huge like this! It looks almost printed… (^-^)


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