Introduction of The Festival

Okuribon in Amasaka Fukui Pref

Okuribon means to send spirits off on their journey back to the afterlife. They visit their homes in the middle of August every year, which is called Bon. Okuribon in Amasaka village features unique protocol which is to burn straw dolls piled up about three meters high.

Category
Fire festival
Location(s)
Amasaka, Wakasa Cho, Fukui Prefecture
Date(s) of Matsuri
20.Aug
Contact
Access
URL
Conservation Group
Amasaka-ku
Note
Intangible folk cultural assets designated by the prefecture