On December 22nd, a firewalking festival is held every year at main
precincts of Kabasan Shrine and Kabasan Saenadumi Shrine wishing sound health.
Monks(Shugenja) and visitors walk on a pile of firewood which is still on fire
with bare feet.
With the ember hanging at an entrance of a house, it’s said the ember
brings you happiness, so many visitors want to have one.
Reference ; http://blog.goo.ne.jp
◆ period December 22nd(winter solstice), 2014
before noon / hoshiyoke (a kind of ritual to ward off evil spirits)
afternoon / hiwatarisai (firewalking festival)
◆ place Kabasan Saenadumi Shrine
809 Nagaoka Makabe-machi, Sakuragawa, Ibaraki
◆ access train ; 20-minutes’ taxi-drive from Iwase sta. on JR Mito Line.
car ; planA / 40-minutes drive from Tsuchiura-kita IC on Joban EXPY
planB / 20-minutes drive from sakuragawa-chikusei-kita IC on
◆ inquiry ○Kabasan Saenadumi Shrine TEL: 0296-55-1012
○Business, commerce, industry and sight-seeing department at Makabe devision
of Sakuragawacity office TEL: 0296-55-1159