Sukagawa’s autumn tradition boasts a history of more than 420 years. The festival is said to have been started in order to console the spirits of the many soldiers who lost their lives in a battle in which an army led by Masamune Date captured Sukagawa Castle. Around 30 wooden torches are erected on Mt. Gorozan and set on fire, including a huge wooden torch called the Ohtaimatsu that weighs three tons and is 10 meters high. The spectacle of the wooden torches blazing against the backdrop of a Taimatsu-Daiko drum performance is like a Warring States scroll that has come to life.
|Event Dates||Mid-November every year (tentative)|
|Event Details||Every year on the second Saturday of November
|Location (venue)||Taimatsu-dori street and in Midorigaoka Park|
|Address||Atagoyama, Sukagawa-shi, Fukushima|
Event organizers may change the date and time. Please check the official website.