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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.
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.
Founded in 1029, Yoshimine-dera is the 20th temple on the Saigoku Kannon pilgrimage. Thanks to its location in the mountains, you can see areas of Kyoto and Mt. Hiei from various parts of the temple.
Wakayama Prefecture. Mt. Koya, a sacred place of which Kobo Daishi (Kukai), a famous poet, sang praises of its autumn leaves. He was fascinated by the brilliant autumn leaves during clear weather.
Every year, Kiyomizu-dera Temple offers special night visits in autumn. The temple seems to float above a myriad of trees changing color. While enjoying the spectacular scenery that can only be glimpsed at night, why not visit the statue of Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy?