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Nachi-no-Ogi Festival (Nachi Fire Festival)那智の扇祭り

Event

A festival held by Kumano Nachi Taisha Shrine in Wakayama Prefecture, the Nachi-no-Ogi Festival, popularly known as the Nachi Fire Festival, is one of Japan's three greatest fire festivals. The festival was designated a national Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property in 2015. The festival is believed to have originally been related to the transfer of the deity Kumano Fusumi no Kami from Hananoiwa Shrine; today the festival is held to pray for good farming and bountiful harvests. One of the highlights of the festival is the spectacle created as several white-clothed men carry giant burning torches weighing over 50 kilograms along the winding approach to the shrine.

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Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Nachisan (Shirahama / Ryujin / Kumano / NachiArea)

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Address
Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Nachisan [ map ]
Area
Shirahama / Ryujin / Kumano / NachiArea
Phone
0735550321
Duration
2019/7/14 10:00Start
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          Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country's most delicious ramen noodles.

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