Izushi Atago Fire Festival

Come swing around a bundle of straw set on fire!

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COST
Free
VENUE / LOCATION
Ifukube Shrine

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Each year people gather at Ifukube Shrine to celebrate and wish for good health. The main event starts with the fire being carried down from the top of the mountain by local school children. This fire is then used to lit torches and bails of straw that are set up on the shrine grounds. A priest will bless the visitors in hopes of warding off any evil spirit or bad luck and instead wish for good luck. Visitors can ensure good luck by swinging a bundle of straw that has been set ablaze, around themselves. Come watch others swing the bundles or join in the fun yourself!

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