Introduction of The Festival

Joya-no-agetaimatsu Kyoto Pref

Agetaimatsu means throwing up torches festival which is held in Joya area in Maizuru City. The origin is an extermination legend of a large snake over 400 years ago. Small torches are thrown against a large 16 meter high torch to be ignited.

Category
Fire festival
Location(s)
Joya, Maizuru City Amabiki Shrine
Date(s) of Matsuri
August 14
Contact
Tourism Section, Maizuru City (0773-66-1024)
Access
Forty minutes walk from JR Nishimaizuru Station
URL
Conservation Group
Agematsu Hozonkai
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