Distant Festival Lights


Tōi Matsuri Hi
Air Date November 22, 2016
Episode 59
Adapted From Chapter 66 & Chapter 67
Opening Song Takarabako
Ending Song Akane Sasu
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Distant Festival Lights is the fifty-nine episode of the Natsume Yuujinchou anime. It first aired on November 22, 2016. It is the seventh episode for Natsume Yuujinchou Go, which is the fifth season of the anime.


Kaname Tanuma invites Takashi Natsume, Atsushi Kitamoto and Satoru Nishimura to an inn run by an aunt of his, in another town, because they needed help in preparing for renovation, for three days. Once there, they learn of a festival that will be taking place over two days. They also meet Tanuma's aunt, and a kind old lady called Ito-san

Enthusiastic because they'll be allowed to visit the festival, the group decides to work even harder. On the first night, Natsume senses a youkai who sneaks into the inn. Madara goes after it.

The next day, the group finds out that the memories of the rest of the five guests, and the staff, have been altered so that they now remember six guests instead of five - one of whom is the youkai that sneaked in. Natsume decides to look carefully into this matter, assisted by Tanuma.

Later, while Natsume went to look for a first-aid kit, he hears some noise in the storeroom where he finds a youkai searching for a stolen mask. The youkai is revealed to be Ito-san, who discloses that she is actually the Guardian of the Festival, and that mask that was stolen is really important. The youkai that stole it snuck into the inn the previous night.

Natsume promises to help Ito-san and discloses some details to Tanuma (excluding the part about Ito being a youkai) who also promises to help.

Afterwards, while interviewing one of the guest whom he finds suspicious, Natsume comes across a child who is wearing the mask on the face. After chasing that girl, Natsume discovers that she is actually human. Just at that time, the mask-stealing youkai creeps up behind her and snatches the mask back, running away. Madara and Natsume chase her and she is finally banished by Ito-san.

However, in the process, Natsume falls sick and is unable to visit the festival. Due to this, the whole group stays back to aid Natsume, and they decide to visit the festival the next day.

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