Jan/11, 2020 Akakura Onsen Osaito Festival3.2
from 1/11 '20 to 1/11 '20
Saito(or Osaito) Fire Ceremony has been performed as a traditional New Year's bonfire event around Akakura Onsen area in Yamagata Prefecture from the ancient time.
Besides firing amulet or ornaments of last year, the bird chase event (torioi) is also held.
Under the cold weather, half-naked men with a torch run through the town while shouting to pray for family's safety and thriving business.
Date : January 11, 2020
18：30～ Opening Ceremony
18：57～ Depart at a shrine
19：00～ Torioi Bird Chase Event
19：20～ Throwing Orange Event
19：30～ Lottery Event
Address : 817-1 Akakura Onsen, Mogami-machi, Mogami District, Yamagata Prefecture
Venue : Akakura Yukemuri Hall
Access : 10 mins by car from JR Akakura-Onsen Station
PurposeFestivals,parade,Traditional folk,winter in Japan,hot springs
Airport/Sta.Furukawa Sta. (about 39.1km) Google Transit