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Hiwatari Shinji

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Hiwatari Shinji

A ceremony of early spring to purge evil with sacred fire and pray for prosperity and safety in the new year. The festival is known for its uniqueness, where ascetic devotees walk on hot cinders of gomagi (wooden pieces for writing people's wishes).
Date(s) February 25th
Place Sugawara Jinja shrine in Yasu City
Access Seven minutes walk from Ebe bus stop, which can be reached from Yasu Station on the JR Tokaido Line.

Hiwatari Shinji Neighborhood map

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