Jan/11, 2020 Fuke Fire Festival

Sightseeing information about Jan/11, 2020 Fuke Fire Festival in Japan.

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Every second Saturday of January, Fire Festival is held at Sumiyoshi Shrine in Shiga.
This festival, which has been running for 800 years, stems from an episode during the Kamakura period(1185–1333) when an emperor was cured of a disease after an evil mythical dragon was burned away. It is said that the dragon’s body remained in Katsube as its head flew to Fuke where Sumiyoshi Shrine is located. At both shrines, torches that resemble the dragon’s head or body is burned as young men dance wildly to pray for good health.
Around 6:30 p.m., local men carrying a huge taiko-drum or holding a torch or a drumstick parade through the town and head to the shrine. Then the six huge torches of 5-m long are set the fire, and half naked men dance wildly around the blazing fire with the powerful calls of “Heiyu! Heiyu!”.

Date : January 11, 2020
Hours : 9:00~21:00
Venue : Sumiyoshi Shrine (152 fuke-cho, Moriyama City, Shiga)
Access : a 10-min walk from Moriyama Station
Admission : Free

PurposeFestivals,thrilling,spiritual places,Traditional folk,shrine/temple
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