Feb 6, 2013
Otou Matsuri (Fire Festival), Shingu, Wakayama
6th February, 2013 | at Kamikura Shrine, Shingu, Wakayama
Otomotsuri Festival at Kamuikura Shrine affiliated with Kumano Hayatama Taisha shrine in Shingu, Wakayama, features about 2,000 men in white robes running down 538 stone steps with torches, sending flames leaping and sparks flying.
The festival was first held 1,400 years ago and is closed to women.
# For the details, please access to the followings;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.edo265.net/japan/
[Official Homepage of the Event]
「熊野御燈祭（くまのおとうまつり）」和歌山県新宮市 ♪ お燈まつりは男のまつり 山は火の滝、下り竜 ♪♪ （新宮節）