Guard of village Onyosama

  • Local name: 村の番人 おにょさま
  • Location: 大仙市全域
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Onyosama is generally located on village boarders as it is believed to protect a village from epidemics and crimes. The appearance of Onyosama can vary depending on the area – some are made of straw, and some are made of carved wood. For example, almost all Onyosamas in Daisen-city are made of carved wood, and many of them only include a mask. Onyosama is part of rural daily life.

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