Tejikara Fire Festival
The Tejikara Fire Festival is held on the second Saturday of every April and is said to have a history of more than 300 years.
Cascades of fire sparks rain down on men stripped to the waist who carry the portable shrine on their shoulders; great sprays of fire sparks also fly up from the portable shrine; a lot of men dance wildly around the portable shrine clanging bells and lighting firecrackers. This is a dynamic festival of sound and fire!
Some aspects of the festival
|Date||The second Saturday of April From around 6:30 p.m. to around 9:10 p.m.|
|Location||Tejikarao Shrine (Kuranomae, Gifu-City)|
|Access||Take Kagamigahara line at Meitetsu Gifu Station to "Tejikara" Station (takes 8 minutes, costs 230 yen/one way). Get off and walk 5 minutes.|