Tejikara Fire Festival

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Tejikara Fire Festival

Tejikara Fire Festiva

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!

Link to: Tejikara Fire Festival / Summer (watch a video of the Festival)

Some aspects of the festival

  • Gohei Andon (standing lanterns)
    Gohei Andon (standing lanterns)
    Lanterns hanging from 20 meter-high bamboo poles are lit. It is said that the year will be rich in harvest if the lanterns can be lit without trouble.
  • A portable shrine wildly swung by men under cascades of fireworks sparks.
    A portable shrine wildly swung by men under cascades of fireworks sparks.
    Gunpowder contained in the portable shrine is lit by the cascades of sparks.
  • Arm-held cylindrical fireworks
    Arm-held cylindrical fireworks


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.
Parking Not available
Gifu Convention and Visitors Bureau
TEL 058-266-5588


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