The Ushi-Oni (literaly “Cow Demon”), sometimes called Gyūki is a mythical creature that can be found in various parts of Japan. Despite its name, it doesn’t really have a definite shape. Sometimes it will have the body of a crab or a spider, some other times it will actually
Today is Setsubun, so make sure you don’t have any Oni in your house, or kick them out by throwing some beans at them!
Last Spring, we visited Megijima, Ogijima’s sister island and I had been quite disappointed. As I had never been disappointed by an island of the Seto Inland Sea before, I assumed that I hadn’t visited under the right conditions (although nothing special happened). So the Setouchi International Art Festival was