On August 26 and 27, the Yoshida fire festival is held. This festival is designated as one of “the three most unique festivals in Japan.”
Starting from the shrine, bonfires of firewood over 3m tall are set on fire along a 2km stretch of the city’s main street, which becomes a sea of fire. Nevertheless, there has never been fire damage from the bonfires, since Konohanasakuya-hime is known as the goddess of fire safety, easy delivery and good industry. It is said that she gave birth in the midst of a raging fire to prove her fidelity.
The climax of the fire festival is very forceful, truly sublime and fantastic.
* This video was shot in the past.