Introduction of The Festival

Hashira-matsu festival in Taiji Town Wakayama Pref

Hashira-matsu means a pillar torch. Torches are thrown up the top of a ten meter high pillar as a memorial service for ancestors during the period of Bon. The festival also features whale dance, Bon dance and fireworks.

Category
prayer for the dead・Fire festival・Competition
Location(s)
Hama-hiroba, east of Taiji Port
Date(s) of Matsuri
August 14-15
Contact
Access
Fifteen minutes bus ride from JR Taiji Station to Gyokyo-mae bus stop
URL
Conservation Group
Taiji Mingei Hozonkai
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