Source: Parus

The Eccentric Family 2 (Uchouten Kazoku 2) staff announced that they will host a “Tanuki Gathering” fan event at the Shimogamo Shrine. The event, which is the first to be held at Shimogamo, will be a ticketed event.

Tickets to the event will be priced at 2,000 yen ($17.61 USD), and released in two waves. The first wave will be an advanced lottery, which fans can enter from November 28 through December 12. Winners of the raffle will be able to claim their tickets starting December 12. Public ticket sales will open on Christmas day, at 8:00PM JST.

In addition, attendees will receive a special merchandise package, which includes a “Fluffy Tanuki Poncho.”

The event, itself, will be held on January 12, 2017. The following cast and crew members will attend as guests:

  • Takahiro Sakurai (Actor, Yasaburo)
  • Mamiko Noto (Actor, Benten)
  • Juniro (TBA)
  • Tomihiko Morimi (Author)
  • Masayuki Yoshihara (Director)
  • Kenji Horikawa (Producer)

Doors open at 10:00AM local time. The event will run from 11:00AM to 12:30PM.


Uchouten Kazoku 2 Event Announcement: Tanuki Gathering At The Forest Of Tadasu, Shimogamo Shrine


1st anime event, ever to be held at the Shimogamo Shrine, the world heritage location for Uchouten Kazoku 2 (The Eccentric Family 2)

eccentric-family-2-visual-001-20160917TOKYO, JAPAN – November 28th, 2016 – On January 12th, at Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto, “Uchouten Kazoku 2 Event: Tanuki Gathering At The Forest Of Tadasu, Shimogamo Shrine” will be held.

It will be the first time for anime event to be held at this registered world heritage site, Shimogamo Shrine.

On 2016, September 18th, at “Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair,” “Uchouten Kazoku 2” was announced and it has become viral. To wish for its success, an event will be held at the world heritage site, Shimogamo Shrine (Kamomioya Jinja). It is the first time for an anime event to be held at the Shimogamo Shrine. At this event, multiple programs, with the casts and staffs, are planned such as; success-wish-ceremony at the main shrine (national treasure of Japan), kagami-opening ceremony at the dance shrine, announcement of Season 2 newly appearing character casts, announcement of Opening and Ending music artist, main visual, collaboration, and other new developments.

Takahiro Sakurai (Voice of Yasaburo Shimogamo), Mamiko Noto (Voice of Benten), Tomihiko Morimi (Author), Masayuki Yoshihara (Director), Kenji Horikawa (Producer), and actor behind Junior (announced on the day).

eccentric-family-2-merchandise-tanuki-poncho-001-20161130To Participate In This Unprecedented Event (Ticket-Based)

The fans can participate this remarkable event by purchasing tickets to the event. Part of the proceeds from the ticket will be donated to the shrine as offering. Participants will be able to view the event from the special area located in front of the dance shrine. Participants will be gifted with special merchandise package, that includes merchandise from sponsored companies such as the “fluffy tanuki poncho” (refer to the sample image).

-Participation Fee: 2000 Yen (Includes offering to the shrine)

-Advanced Ticket Raffle Entry Period: 2016/11/28(mon)12:00 JST ~ 12/12(mon)18:00 JST

-Ticket Claiming Period: 2016/12/12(mon)18:00 JST

*11/28(mon) entry will be for advanced raffle entry. Public ticket sales period will begin from December 25th 8:00 p.m. JST (sold at first-come-first-serve-basis)

For ticket sales, check the following link:

*The ticket sales page is in Japanese. Various restrictions from the ticket-sales-site will apply to the ticket purchasing.  There will be no non-Japanese language support at the event.

Event Detail:

Uchouten Kazoku 2 Event: Tanuki Gathering At The Forest Of Tadasu, Shimogamo Shrine

-Event Date: 2017 January 12th Thursday *Event will be held even if it rains.

-Participants: Takahiro Sakurai (Voice of Yasaburo), Mamiko Noto (Voice of Benten), Juniro (TBA), Tomihiko Morimi (Author), Masayuki Yoshihara (Director), Kenji Horikawa (Producer)

-Location: Shimogamo Shrine (Kamo-omioya Shrine) Inner Shrine (15 min walk from Keihan-line ‘Izumicho -Yanagi’ Station)

-Opening Time: 10:00 a.m. JST

-Beginning Time: 11:00 a.m.

-Ending Time: 12:30 p.m. (TBC)


Main Sponsor: “Uchouten Kazoku 2” Production Committee

Support by: Shimogamo Shrine (Kamo-omioya Shrine), City of Kyoto

Planning Support: KBS Kyoto, PARUS

Co-Sponsored by: GS Craft Inc., Shiraito Shuzo Inc., Ichimuan Inc., etc.


Project Information:

Official Website:

Official Facebook Account:

Official Twitter Account: @Uchoten2_EN

Official Hashtag #Uchoten



Yasaburo : Takahiro Sakurai

Yaichiro : Junichi Suwabe

Yajiro : Hiroyuki Yoshino

Yashiro : Mai Nakahara

Benten : Mamiko Noto

and others



Original Story “Uchoten Kazoku – Nidaime No Kichou”(Gentosha) : Tomihiko Morimi

Original Character Design : Koji Kumeta

Director : Masayuki Yosihara

Written by : Ryo Higaki

Character Design / Animation Director : Kosuke Kawatsura

Art Director : Yusuke Takeda & Harumi Okamoto

Music Produced by : Lantis

Animation Produced by : P.A. WORKS

Produced by: “Uchoten Kazoku 2” Committee

(C)Tomihiko Morimi , GENTOSHA / Uchoten-Kazoku 2 Committee


*1 About the World Heritage, Shimogamo Shrine

Official Site

Shrine is officially called “Kamo-omioya Shrine” and it is called by the name of Shimogamo because Kyoto is structured around the Kamogawa river and since this shrine is located in the lower current of Shimogamo, the shrine got the name Shimo(lower)-gamo(Kamogawa). The west and the east shrine is registered as national treasure of Japan and also registered as UNESCO World Heritage’s “Cultural property of ancient city of Kyoto”.

Enshrined Deity

West Shrine: Kamotaketsunumino-mikoto, Ichinomiya (first shrine) of Yamashiro, enshrined as the guardian of Kyoto.

East Shrine: Tamayorihimeno-mikoto, worshipped as deity of child-raising and relationship from ancient times.

When the City of Heiankyo was being built, the success ceremony was held at the Shimogamo Shrine first. Since then, the deity there has been worshipped for peace of Japan & World, good-luck, relationship, safe-birth, child-raising, and traffic-safety. Every year, on May 15th, Kamo Festival (aka Aoi Festival) is held at Kamigamo and Shimogamo Shrine. This festival begun 1400 years ago and it is recognized as one of the three largest festivals of Kyoto such as Gion Fesittval and Jidai Festival. In the ancient style of Heian Dynasty, an elegant parade starts from the Kyoto Imperial Palace, passes through Shimogamo Shrine, and ends at the Kamigamo Shrine.