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Oto (torch) Matsuri

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Oto (torch) Matsuri

An annual festival of Kamikura Jinja shrine. This macho fire festival has its origin in a historic event where locals holding torches in their hands guided Emperor Kanmu on the path of his conquest of eastern areas. It is magnificent to see some 2,000 men wearing a white costume with a thick straw rope wrapped around their waist run down the steep stone steps holding flaming torches.
Date(s) February 6th
Address Kamikura Jinja shrine in Shingu City
Access Twelve minutes walk from Shingu Station on the JR Kisei Line.

Oto (torch) Matsuri Neighborhood map

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