This is a traditional event which has more than a 100 yes. history.
About 7 ~ 10 meter-long bamboo poles which are sticking in the ground have lit torches on the top of the bamboo.
People swing the bamboo poles, and sparks fly.
The huge fires swing in the air and speed the spirits back to the afterworld.
Hioki City intangible folk cultural properties
|Start||Aug. 15, 2017|
Yobo, Higashi-ichiki town, Hioki city
|Place||Kitayama Public Cemetery Square (北山納骨堂広場)|
Admission fee: free
Hioki City Board of Education (Hioki-shi Kyoiku Iinkai)|