Kendo (em japonês: 剣道, caminho da espada), é uma arte marcial japonesa moderna (gendai budo), desenvolvida a partir das técnicas tradicionais de combate com espadas dos samurais do Japão feudal, o Kenjutsu. O praticante de kendô é chamado de kenshi ou kendoka.
The festival started sometime between 1716 and 1735 and was celebration that coincided with Kurosuke Inari festival at the Yoshiwara Shrine. The courtesans as well as patrons would wear fox masks and play music, dance, put on skits and then proceed in a procession with paper lanterns as the day melted into night in the heat of the 8th month. Photography and text by Rekishi no Tabi
Couple with traditional Devil, or Oni-masks. Devil masks serve two purposes; the first, to portray the devil and create disasters or cause the plague, and conversely they are used to ward off evil spirits (As Fierce God Style). Used in Noh, Kabuki, and in celebration. Often handed down from generation to generation.