Aug 25, 2014
Gangara Hi-matsuri (fire festival), Ikeda City, Osaka
24th August, 2014 | Ikeda City, Osaka
Gangara Fire Festival (Gangara Himatsuri or Gangarabi) is the Ikeda's most traditional annual event. The torchlight procession that goes up to Atago Shrine (on the Mt.Satsuki) will be a good subject for photography.
It is to be held in the evening of the 24th August. On the same night, the Daimonji and the Dai-ichimonji Fires are to be lit on the south and west side of Mt. Satsuki.
These fires are considered sacred: They are the simbols of the prayer for the inner satisfaction and the world peace.
Daimonji means the letter of DAI (great or big) in ,while Dai-ichimonji means the letter of DAI and ICHI (big, great, and one). (*reference: Ikeda City Tourism Association)
# For the details, please access to the followings;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140824ikeda.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] ›› http://www.gangara.gr.jp/