The unique Fox Wedding Festival (Kitsune-bi Matsuri) tells the revival of fairy-tale “Sunshower” and is held on the 4th Saturday of September annually. Sunshower, which refers to rainfall on a sunny day, is a natural phenomenon that spawned the folktale, "The Fox's Wedding." In this tale, sly foxes created rain on a sunny day to trick humans into staying inside so they could hold their wedding ceremony.
The procession by foxes (people wearing fox’s make-up) walking through the darkness of the town solemnly can be seen, who head to a wedding venue after an encounter between fox’s bride and groom at Festival Plaza.
It is said that seeing the procession gives a divine blessing for “rich harvest” ”safety of own family” and “prosperity in business”.
Participants can wear fox make-up for free, so why not enjoy this festival with the locals together?
25th September 2022, 12:00am
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