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Oto Matsuri is a nighttime fire festival held annually on February 6th at World Heritage Site Kamikura Shrine. The Men’s Fire Festival Was Amazing!
The Ohmato Taikai is a tournament in which only young adult (20 years of age) ranked archers and martial artists can participate.
Participants compete by shooting two arrows at a target around 60 meters away.
This fire festival has a history of around 800 years. It is held to pray for good health and avoidance of illness.
Nara, Wakakusa YamayakiRead Later
The Wakakusa Yamayaki is an event where the 342-meter-high Mt. Wakakusa that overlooks Nara City is lit on fire.
Shitenno-ji – Doya-Doya FestivalRead Later
The Doya-Doya Festival is a festival in which boys wearing loincloths and headbands scramble to gather evil-warding charms.
Nishinomiya Shrine “Touka Ebisu”Read Later
Touka Ebisu is a festival held annually from January 9th to January 11th at Nishinomiya Shrine, the main shrine out of the approximately 3500 shrines in Japan dedicated to the kami Ebisu.
I received a really interesting souvenir from a friend who visited Universal Studios Japan! It was a frog made of chocolate. It's sold at Honeydukes, a sweets shop in the Harry Potter area.
Japan’s Greatest Evening View, Visited Even by World VIPs! What Is the Secluded “Soni Kogen”?Read Later
I heard that a place said to have “Japan’s greatest evening view” existed in Nara Prefecture’s “Soni Village,” and I had to visit right away!