Dec 6, 2014

Akibasan Gongen Hibuse Matsuri (Fire Festival)

Akibasan Gongen Hibuse Matsuri (Fire Festival)

6th December, 2014 | Odawara, Kanagawa  

Akibasan Gongen Hibuse Matsuri or Fire Festival is held in the compound of Ryokakuin Temple, Odawara, Kanagawa Pref.

The Buddhist monks chant various esoteric incantations and perform rituals, bearing broadaxes, halberds, bows and arrows from around 3 pm. Then finally Hi-watari-shiki or rigorous religions practice of walking on burnt charcoal is conducted by monks from around 6 pm to 8 pm.

# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
[Official Homepage of the Event]

秋葉山火防(ひぶせ)祭 (神奈川県小田原市)

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