Introduction of The Festival

Yassai Hossai at Iwatsuta Jinja Sakai City・Osaka Pref
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This fire festival is based on a local legend in which fishermen were said to have warmed the god Ebis (sea god), who drifted ashore on Ishizu-no-hama beach. In this unique Shinto festival, three men carry a man in a costume of the sea god and walk through a bonfire, crying “Yassai, hossai.”

Category
Fire festival
Location(s)
Hamadera Ishizucho Naka, Nishi Ward, Sakai City Iwatsuta Jinja
Date(s) of Matsuri
December 14
Contact
Iwatsuta Jinja (072-241-5640)
Access
A minute walk from Nankai bus stop of Sakurai Jinja Mae
URL
Conservation Group
Iwatsuta Jinja
Note
Intangible folk cultural properties designated by the city