Daizenji Tamataregu no Oniyo Fire Festival

START: Jan 7, 2017 END: Jan 7, 2017

This 1,600-year-old tsuina (ceremony to exorcise evil spirits) is one of Japan’s three main fire festivals. After being guarded for seven days, the “devil fire” is transferred to six enormous, 13m torches, which are then carried around the grounds by men in loincloths. It’s good luck if the ash falls on you!

• 1/7 (Sat.)
• 19:00~23:30 *The fire will be lit around 21:30~
• Free (unreserved seating: ¥2,000)
• Daizenji Tamataregu Shrine
• 1463-1 Miyamoto, Daizenji-machi, Kurume
• 0942-27-1887

Published: Dec 19, 2016 / Last Updated: Jan 10, 2017

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