Akibasan Fire Festival (with Video)

6th Dec, 2017 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Photo by Jeremy Eades used under Creative Commons.

The Akibasan Kongen Yabuse Matsuri –  or the Akibasan Protection from Fire Festival takes place at the Akibasan shrine in the Itabashi district of Odawara City.

The festival, which dates from the 16th century, is ostensibly for offering protection from fire. A better description might be “fun with fire” – with robed priests doing a variety of activities with fire including writing Chinese characters in the air with a flaming stick and firing arrows into a bonfire.

Dates: 6th Dec, 2017
Start/End Time: 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Web: http://www.city.odawara.ka...
Link in Japanese
Entry: Free
Closest station(s): Hakone Itabashi
Area:
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