Mount Akiha Hibuse Festival (Fire Prevention Festival)
Western Area 2h15m 5
On Dec. 6th every year, 'Yamabushi' attired in ascetic Buddhist monks (shugenja) will pray for universal peace and play out Buddhist catechism, then they will perform the ritual called Hiwatari (crossing fire) in which they will walk on the smoldering ashes to pray for good health. The Mt. Akiba has been worshipped as a place where a god of fire prevention resides in, and people related to fire such as fire fighters and employees at thermal power plants from all over Japan come to offer prayers and gratitudes on this day.
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On December 6th the Yamabushi (ascetic monks) in their traditional clothing pray for peace and tranquility across the country. They carry out Yamabushi-Mondo...