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Held annually on May 4, the Misaki Shrine Fire Festival (hi-matsuri) has local people carry 2-meter long torches from their homes to the shrie where a 5-meter tall pile of bamboo is lit to make a towering inferno.A taiko drum is also carried and beaten.
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Procession of local residents carrying torches to the shrine. Map
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The torch procession rings out.
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Towering inferno of bamboo on fire. The shrine has a 5-meter tall pile of bamboo which is lit to make a towering inferno within the shrine grounds. Very dramatic.
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Misaki Shrine Fire Festival in Aisho. The shrine has a 5-meter tall pile of bamboo which is lit to make a towering inferno within the shrine grounds. Very dramatic. Also see the video at YouTube.
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Torii at Misaki Shrine Fire Festival.
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Taiko drum beating
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Fire finally dies down.
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Lantern
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After the bon fire, the taiko drum procession leaves the shrine and parades around the village.
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