Fire Festival of Kurama at Yuki Shrine, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
22nd October, 2019 | at Yuki Shrine, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
Fire Festival of Kurama is celebrated with a long procession of people carry lighted torches to the gates of Yuki Shrine in Sakyo-ku Kyoto. Celebrating the power of fire, this popular festival attracts huge crowds who come to watch sake-inspired, tattooed men run half-naked throughout the streets with burning piles of fire supported on their shoulders. A huge shrine is also carried around the town to the sound of thundering drumbeats.
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