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Komaki-City Fukugonji Temple - Akiba Great Festival
(Fukugonji Akiba Taisai)
Date : 12/03/2022
Watch Parishioners and the Faithful Walk Among the Flames to Obtain the Blessings in a 540-years old festival!
The Akiba Great Festival of Fukugonji Temple is a fire festival with a history dating back over 540 years ago. Celebrated on the day that honors the Akiba Gongen "Kami" god of fire prevention, the rituals include prayers and rituals that honors that deity, with the most impressive among the procedures being the walk of parishioners and participating faithful among the bonfire flames. It is believed that the ritual will cleanse away bad fortune and bring good fortune for the next year, burning away the regrets and bad memories of the year that is ending. Every year the festival attracts thousands willing to take part in the ritual. Even children and senior citizens take part in it! Other attractions include "taiko" Japanese drum performances, gourmet booths, wood carving and DIY workshops, stage shows and much more.
Participation requires reservation in advance. Please see link below (Japanese).