Introduction of The Festival

Saga Otaimatsu-shiki Kyoto City・Kyoto Pref

This event is related with Nehan-e (memorial service for the anniversary of Buddha’s death). They predict how rich or how poor the harvest of the year will be by burning three 7-meter high torches. The fortune of rice and stock pricing is also predicted by the height of 13 lanterns with long arms. This is one of top 3 fire festivals in Kyoto.

Category
Fire festival
Location(s)
Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City Seiryo-ji
Date(s) of Matsuri
March 15
Contact
Seiryo-ji (075-861-0343)
Access
Fifteen minutes walk from Arashiyama Station on Keifuku Electric Railroad
URL
Conservation Group
Note
Intangible folk cultural assets designated by the city