The major autumn festival for Mt. Mitoku. It is a traditional event that gives thanks for fire, the harvest, and nature. Ascetic monks climb the mountain while chanting sutras and take part in the Saito Goma Ritual where they burn homa sticks with wishes written on them in the belief that those wishes will come true. There is also the hiwatari fire ritual where they walk across a fire in their bare feet to ward off evil spirits and to bring good health and recovery from illness. Visitors may also take part in the fire walk on the day of the festival.
|Time||9:00-15:00 (ending time depends on the number of participants in the fire walk)|
|Location (venue)||Sanbutsu-ji Temple|
|Address||1010 Mitoku, Misasa-cho, Tohaku-gun, Tottori|
|Price||Free admission (participation in the fire walk costs 500 yen)|
|Category||Shrines and temples, Traditional performing arts|
Event organizers may change the date and time. Please check the official website.