Akibasan Gongen Hibuse Matsuri (Fire Festival)
6th December, 2015 | Odawara, Kanagawa
Akibasan Gongen Hibuse Matsuri or Fire Festival is held in the compound of Ryokakuin Temple, Odawara, Kanagawa Pref.
The Buddhist monks chant various esoteric incantations and perform rituals, bearing broadaxes, halberds, bows and arrows from around 3 pm.
Then finally Hi-watari-shiki or rigorous religions practice of walking on burnt charcoal is conducted by monks from around 6 pm to 8 pm.
official website ›› http://www.city.odawara.kanagawa.jp/kanko/event/DEC/hibusematuri.html