Shennong Festival 2018

Shennong is known as a mythological deity in agriculture and medicine among people. For tea lover, the deity is known as a deity of tea. An annual Shennong festival has been held in Osaka on Nov.22 and 23.

This shrine, located in medicine district in Osaka, is usually not that busy, but people wait in a long line to thank for their health during the past year and pray for good health next year during this festival.

Some pharmaceutical companies make their own mascot.

There are a lot of stalls.

 Carp-shaped pancake filled with usually "anko", red-bean paste known as "taiyaki"

Candy apples known as "ringo-ame".....and more.

I wish you a healthy 2019!