The Hibuse (Fire Prevention) Festival at Ryogakuin, Mount Akihasan

Western Area 45m

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Overview

On December 6th the Yamabushi (ascetic monks) in their traditional clothing pray for peace and tranquility across the country. They carry out Yamabushi-Mondou, a Buddist ceremony in which questions in relation to Buddhism are both asked and answered. After this, they participate in the Hiwatari (Fire-crossing) Ceremony, which involves the monks walking over glowing embers and praying for sound health. Firefighters, workers of thermal power generation industry, and people of other fire related professions come to this shrine to both to worship and buy o-fuda (an amulet).

Detailed information

Address

544 Itabashi, Odawara City, Kanagawa

Photos

Matsunaga Memorial Hall
Western Area

Matsunaga Memorial Hall

Kokian
Western Area

Kokian

Rensenji Temple (Odawara Hachifukujin / Daikoku-sonten)
Western Area

Rensenji Temple (Odawara Hachifukujin / Daikoku-sonten)

Large Dry Moat of Komine Goshouno-dai
Western Area

Large Dry Moat of Komine Goshouno-dai