Introduction of The Festival

Kyoto Gozan Okuribi Kyoto City・Kyoto Pref

A religious event to return the spirits of the dead to the other world. Five fires are lit with gomagi (pieces of wood) on the five mountains (Daimonji, Myoho, Funagata, Hidari-daimonji, Toriigata) one after another. This is one of the most beloved events in the summer season in Kyoto, just like the Gion Matsuri festival.

Category
Fire festival
Location(s)
Kyoto City
Date(s) of Matsuri
August 16
Contact
Access
URL
Conservation Group
Note
Intangible folk cultural assets designated by the city