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Yoshida Fire Festival吉田の火祭り

Event

This annual festival is conducted at Kitaguchihongu Fuji Sengen-jinja Shrine and Suwa-jinja Shrine in order to calm down volcanic Mt. Fuji from erupting. The festival also serves to announce the end of the summer mountain climbing season. A variety of dazzling Shinto rituals are held over the two days of the festival, such as the Susuki-sai, in which two portable shrines called Omyojin-san and Oyama-san are paraded around; after returning to Sengan-jinja Shrine, the portable shrines are followed around by worshipers carrying sacred Japanese pampas grass tamagushi tied with paper strips to pray for easy childbirth and good health. The giant, three meter tall torch lit on the first night of the festival when the portable shrines are readied is particularly beautiful and a must-see. The festival is designated an Intangible Folk Cultural Property by Yamanashi Prefecture and is also considered both one of the top three strange festivals in Japan and top 10 fire festivals in Japan.

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place Yamanashi Pref. Fujiyoshidashi Kamiyoshida 5558
phone 0555221000

Details

Address

Yamanashi Pref. Fujiyoshidashi Kamiyoshida 5558 [map]

Phone

0555221000

Duration
2018/8/26 15:00-22:00
Average attendance
About200,000people
Street stall
Yes
About 300 spaces
Note
Inquiries:0555-21-1000

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

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Yamanashi prefecture is the proud home of one of Japan’s most celebrated icons: Mount Fuji. Although the mountain straddles both Yamanashi and Shizuoka, the most breathtaking views of Fuji-san can be seen from the Fuji Five Lakes north of the mountain in Yamanashi prefecture. The plethora of outdoor activities in and around the lakes all have the benefit of the country’s highest mountain as their backdrop, and we can assure you that it is an unforgettable sight.