Akiha Hi-Matsuri (Fire Festival), Hamamatsu, Shizuoka
15th - 16th December, 2015 | Akiha-no-Hi-Matsuri, or Fire Festival at Akiha Shrine, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Pref.
After the Shinto ritual, three kinds of solemn dances are performed by three dancers holding an archery, a sword and a torch respectively from 10 pm to 12 midnight. Especially the dance with a torch, about 1-meter long is very spectacular and worth seeing.
Venue: Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Pref.
Transportation: The JR Tokaido Line to Hamamatsu Sta., and then take the Enshu Tetsudo Line to Nishi-Kajima Sta. From there, about 40 min. by taxi to the Shrine.
official website ›› http://www.akihasanhongu.jp/