Introduction of The Festival

Yoshihara-no-mandoro Kyoto Pref
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The festival is said to have originated when the 18-meter high Mandoro Lantern, made of bamboo in the shape of a fish, was lit with the sacred flame brought from Atago Shrine, put in the Isatsu River, and rotated to appease the wrath of the sea god.

Category
Fire festival
Location(s)
Nishiyoshihara, Maizuru City By the Yamatobashi bridge at the mouth of the Isazugawa river
Date(s) of Matsuri
August 16
Contact
Maizuru Tourism Section (0773-66-1024)
Access
Fifteen minutes walk from JR Nishimaizuru Station
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Conservation Group
Yoshiwaramandoro Hozonkai
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