Introduction of The Festival

Katsube Shrine Fire Festival Shiga Pref

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About 800 years ago an emperor fell ill and a fortuneteller said that a monster dragon living in a marsh was the reason. So they killed and burned the dragon. The young men danced wildly around the burning dragon and the Emperor recovered. That’s how the festival started.

Category
Protection from evil・Fire festival
Location(s)
Katsube, Moriyama City Katsube Shrine
Date(s) of Matsuri
The second Saturday in January
Contact
Katsube Shrine 077-583-4085
Access
Ten minutes walk from JR Moriyama Station
URL
Conservation Group
Katsube Jinja Taimatsu-sai Hozon Kai
Note
Selection of prefectural intangible folk cultural properties that need measures such as making records