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Mushiokuri in Oshino

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Festivals & Dances
Mushiokuri in Oshino
Torch Procession to Drive away Crop-eating Insects
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With a history in Kaga stretching back to the middle of the Edo Period (1603-1868), the Torch procession takes place in summer each year to drive off insects that damage the rice crop (Mushiokuri).
The Oshino torch procession is held each year on July 23. The procession of drums and torches starts from Takami-Musubi Shrine at 7:00 PM and proceeds to a large torch set at Oshino Kita Park. This becomes a grand ceremony as torch processions from other areas merge along the way.