Dōsojin: Cuddly and Carnal Road Side Statues (Ep. 126)

Uncanny Japan - Japanese Folklore, Folktales, Myths and Language

Jun 15 2023 • 18 mins

Dōsojin are "road ancestor deities" from ancient times. They're different than ojizo or rakan statues. So what are they? What do they do? And which prefecture has the wildest festival to celebrate them?

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