Aug 21, 2010

Gangara Fire Festival

Gangara Fire Festival is the Ikeda city's most traditional annual event, to wish for safety in the house and fire prevention. Every year on August 24th, the 4-meter-long and 100-kilogram of torches are carried by young men. The torchlight procession marches around the city and goes up to Atago Shrine (on the Mt. Satsuki).

On the same night, the Daimonji and the Dai-ichimonji Fires are to be lit on the slopes of Mt. Satsuki. This fires are the simbols of the prayer for the inner satisfaction and the world peace.

Date : August 24th 19:00 - 22:00
Place : Walk north from Hankyu Ikeda station.

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