“Yukijin” the Hot-Spring Guardian Demon!
Yukijin are demons who protect hot spring in Noboribetsu.
They join festivals and events in Noboribetsu Onsen to
wish happiness for people and drive evil spirit away. In a summer event “Demon’s Fireworks at Hell Valley,”red and blue demons launch handheld fireworks and dance to the Japanese drums.
This is to protect people from villain.
Their jinglings will let you know that Yukijin are coming. When they walk in the street, they hold the bells.
There are 11 demon statues in 9 spots in Noboribetsu Onsen.
Gokuraku street is dotted with demons for success in business, love, and study. You’ll also find King Enma and demon’s rods in the Onsen town.