Jan/15, 2020 Nozawa Onsen Dousojin Festiival

Sightseeing information about Jan/15, 2020 Nozawa Onsen Dousojin Festiival in Japan.

Jan/15, 2020 Nozawa Onsen Dousojin Festiival (Fire Festival)3.4

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Dondo-yaki, an event you burn up new year ornaments has been held in many places around Nagano Prefecture.
Dousojin Festival (Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival) is one of the biggest Dondoyaki Festivals in Japan. And it is also counted as one of the three major fire festivals in Japan.

The trees are cut down in October and brought down from the mountain and through the village on January 13th prior to being made into a huge wooden structure or Shaden. After the shaden has been constructed, the priest from Kosuge shrine performs a ceremony endowing it with a dosojin.
The highlight on January 15th is a “fire-setting battle” which ends up with the setting fire of the Shaden with blazing torches by the offensive team and the offering of torches to the deity, making the festival truly spectacular and exciting.

Venue : Babanohara, Nozawaonsen-mura, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano
Date and Time : January 15, 19:00 - 23:00
Admission : Free
-a 20 mins bus ride from Togari Nozawa Onsen Station
-about 25 mins by car from Toyota-Iiyama IC

PurposeFestivals,thrilling,parade,Japanese resort,winter in Japan,sightseeing
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