Feb/11, 2020 Atsuki Shinmei Festival3.3
from 2/11 '20 to 2/11 '20
Date : February 11, 2020
Hours : 8：00～20：00
Venue : Atsuki, Yanai City
TEL：0820-27-0001 (Atsuki Branch Office of Yanai City Hall)
This festival is an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property of Japan, which has a history of over 370 years. It is thought that Sagicho Fire Festival merged with God Festival (Shinmei Festival).
Early in the morning, local men who wear white clothing set two Goshintai(objects of worship) with a height of 20 meters on the ground, then the festival begins. Newly-married young men are thrown into the sea as a token of celebration. Another highlights are the Shinmei Drum Performance and Shinmei Dance. Then at night, Goshintai are set fire as a finale to pray for the prosperity of descendants and the protection against evil.
Airport/Sta.Yanai sta. (about 7.4km) Google Transit