A procession of demons is a unique feature of Ueno Tenjin Festival that can be seen almost nowhere else in Japan. It is composed of the sections of En no Gyoja and Chinzei Hachiro Tametomo, both of whom are historical figures. The section of En no Gyoja is organized in collaboration among the three areas of Aioi-cho, Konya-machi and Sannonishi-machi, while that of Chinzei Hachiro Tametomo is organized by Tokui-cho. More than a hundred demons in the procession wear ancient costumes and masks with horrible expressions. There are only a few exceptions, which wear masks with calm expressions. Enjoy the difference in expression of each demon mask.
Many of the masks are very valuable, designated as Cultural Properties of Mie Prefecture or Iga City. In order to protect the originals, replicas are used in the festival. During the festival period, the original masks are on public display at the demon procession vaults or assembly halls of the four areas listed above.