Sep/28, 2019 Hida Furukawa Fox Fire Festival3.5
from 9/28 '19 to 9/28 '19
At Hida-Furukawa Town, Gifu Prefecture, the unique festival "Fox Fire Festival" takes place every September. It's the revival of fairy-tale "Sunshower".
The highlight is the wedding ceremony procession and wedding ceremony illuminated by the light of the torch. The procession by a fox's bride and groom and 80 foxes(people wearing fox make-up) whom some of them are carrying blazing torches walk through in the darkness town solemnly. Fox`s bride and groom are chosen from real-life couple every year.
Then a traditional wedding ceremony will be held, and the venue will be united with dances, drums and Japanese Sake. It is said that people view the procession of the foxes will be blessed with an abundant harvest, a happy household, and prosperity.
On this day, both locals and tourists wear fox make-up on their faces. You can also experience dressing kimonos, and you feel like you’ve lost your way into the world of old stories.
Date: September 28, 2019 (the 4th Saturday on September)
Rain or Shine
Venue: Furukawa Town, Hida City, Gifu Prefecture
Access: a 5-min walk from Hida Furukawa Station
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PurposeFestivals,should go,easily accessible,parade,Traditional folk,experience,night view,sightseeing,an eating tour
Airport/Sta.Hidafurukawa St. (about 200m) Google Transit