Fire Walking Festival

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When: 22/12/14: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Where: Kabasan Saenazumi Shrine, 809 Makabecho-Nagaoka

In something of a contradiction, monks and visitors are encouraged to walk across burning firewood at the Hiwatari-sai (Fire Walking Festival) in order to attain sound health. Anyone not brave (or foolish!) enough to have a go for themselves can watch the prayer-incanting monks from the sidelines at this visually impressive annual winter ceremony.

Fire Walking Festival

More information: http://english.ibarakiguide.jp/news/firewalking-festival.html

How much: Free

Image: Andy Drake/flickr

 

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