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This article is about a location in Higurashi When They Cry.
Overview

Okinomiya (興宮 Okinomiya) is a town in Shishibone City that the club regularly visits.

General Information

Mion and Shion's parents live there,[1] and it is where the Okinomiya Police Department is located, whose authority extends to Hinamizawa.

Compared to Hinamizawa, Okinomiya has many more modern facilities and businesses. It contains a toy store, the restaurant Angel Mort, a library, and an apartment complex where Shion lives alone. The apartment complex she lives in is also owned by the Sonozaki family, so many of the tenants are shady people connected to them in some way or another.[2] There is also an elementary school with much better resources and teachers than the Hinamizawa Branch School[3], but because of its distance most kids from Hinamizawa enrolled in the Branch School instead.[4]

There is a district in Okinomiya called Hirasaka (平坂) that worships Oyashiro-sama as a god of friendship.[5] It is theorized that Hirasaka's name used to be written differently (比良境) and was connected to Hinamizawa's past as Onigafuchi Village. The old Hirasaka was known as a place where the human and demon worlds intersected; Onigafuchi's residents feared visitors being possessed by demons if they traveled through Hirasaka, so they would make any visitors use a wedge to cleanse their impurities when they entered and exited.[6]

References

  1. Watanagashi Epilogue 1
  2. Meakashi Day 2
  3. Connecting Fragments 36: Keiichi Maebara
  4. Onikakushi TIP 1: We're a mixed grade
  5. Minagoroshi Day 26
  6. Higurashi Trading Card TIPS SP5
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