Mikagari ShinjiSacred Firewood Ceremony

Odd festival of fire and drum and shout


Kamo shrine located in Kiryu City Hirosawa Town is a shrine that is also posted at the Engishiki (book of 927), but many people are known for the unusual festival to be held at night of Setsubun. When a general sectarian event such as exorcism or bean throwing ends at a shrine, the altar made in the precincts is ignited. The flame becomes strong enough to feel the heat even if it is far away. A believer who took the firewood (Mikagari) with fire gets away from the east and west, and throws it loudly according to the sound of the drum. It is a very mysterious traditional event where burning firewood flies in front of many visitors.

Location Kamo Shrine
Address Kiryu City Hirosawa Town 6 – chome 833
Due date Day of Setsubun(february 3rd) 19: 00 ~
Organizer Kamo Shrine (Kamo shrine Mikagari shinji preservation party)
Transportation About 15 minutes by car from Shin Kiryu Station on Tobu Kiryu Line
Contact Us

Kiryu City Tourism Exchange Section

Telephone: 0277 (46) 1111 Extension line 566

Kamo shrine

Phone: 0277 (54) 5492

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