Festivals of Japan

Events across Japan. A collection ranging from traditional to seasonal offerings.

Nachi Fire Festival - Wakayama

Nachi Fire Festival is one of the three largest fire festivals in Japan. It is the annual returning to the waterfall of Hiro – jinja Shrine from Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine. 12 six-meter tall ogi-mikoshi represent the waterfall carrying the twelve gods of Kumano. In transferring the gods from the main shrine to the waterfall, 12 giant taimatsu pine torches weighing 50 kg – 60 kg are carried down the path to the waterfall for a purification ritual with the flames. In 2015, the festival was nationally designated as an important intangible folk cultural property.

Event Dates Mid-July every year (tentative)
Event Details Please check each festival on the official website to confirm if it will take place this year or not.
Official site http://www.kumanonachitaisha.or.jp/ougimaturi/ougi.html
Location (venue) Around Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine and Hiro - jinja Shrine
Address 1 Nachisan, Nachikatsuura-cho, Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama
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Region Kinki
Category Bravery, Shrines and temples

Event organizers may change the date and time. Please check the official website.

update: May.24.2024

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