Introduction of The Festival

Fire Festival in Niko village Wakayama Pref

The festival is called “Nijyusanya” (literary, twenty third night) locally. The symbol tower was built to ease the dead souls, which is held on the evening of August 23rd every year. Young men dressed in white throw up torches at the mountain behind Kongo-ji temple.

Category
prayer for the dead・Fire festival・Competition
Location(s)
Kongo-ji temple
Date(s) of Matsuri
August 23
Contact
Access
Three kilometers west from JR Yukawa Station
URL
Conservation Group
Niko-ku
Note