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Betcha Festival〈Onomichi Municipal Folk Cultural Property〉

Betcha Festival

This unusual festival prayed for an end to plague during the Edo Period. Three oni, or demons, chase children through the hilly streets and alleyways. It is said that children who are tapped on the head with "sasara" (bamboo whisks) will become smart.

Betcha Festival