The Shujo Onie Festival

My Date with a Demon in Oita

Donny Kimball
13 min readMar 1, 2019

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A man wear an oni mask as he participates in the Shujo Onie on Oita Prefecture’s Kunisaki Peninsula

Long time readers may have picked up on this by now but I really loathe covering Japanese festivals on this blog. Blasphemy right? I mean why would anyone be adverse to something so essential to the local culture? As it turns out, there’s a good reason for my madness. Put simply, by the time I’ve finished whipping up an article, the opportunity for you, the reader, to enjoy…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/