Oni※ resides in the temples of Kunisaki.Although oni is considered frightening by many, the oni of Kunisaki is seen as creature who brings happiness to the people.
On the night of the Shujō onie , it laughs, dances, and drinks harmoniously with the people.
In Kunisaki, oni and people are connected like life-long friends.
※What is oni ?
The Japanese word “oni” is often translated as “demon” in English. In this book,
we decided to use the word untranslated. Because there are all kinds of different
oni in Japan, from pretty scary monsters to friendly creatures that are deeply
connected with local communities.