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The Fire Festival of Kurama why called odd Festival – 2016 Toshiban

October 22, 2016, to gather the day people in Kyoto. Noon is a three-festival “era Festival” of Kyoto, the night will be held three major odd festival of Kyoto “Fire Festival of Kurama”, the figure of people who enjoy the festival to the camera with one hand without Japan was seen.But, although era Festival three festival, why the Fire Festival of Kurama three major “odd festival” of the, I have a little unique reasons why you do not know and can not afford there.

Continued from the Heian period, ritual quell unrest

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As annual festival of Yuki shrine in the pommel horse, the origin of this festival, which has been carried out every year in the Heian period. By war or bad weather or a large earthquake, or did not get the crop, or killed livestock, is so situation in the town was unstable. This area there is a place which is similar to a little this year.

In order to quell such unrest, Suzaku has been enshrined by the emperor to the imperial palace of Heian-kyo to “Yuki Myojin”, seems to have led to the Transfer to Kurama.

At that time, it lit the way the reeds which grew in Kamogawa as Bonfire, matrix with a torch1km likely lasted. Impressed with this is people living in the pommel horse, in order to leave a great event for posterity, Toka it has been held every year.

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Is a power spot, a strange place also transmitted Tengu legend Kurama

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Is there alone magical atmosphere that takes place in the mountains of the night, but the nature of the locality itself that Kurama is, I’m also a special in Kyoto. In addition to it it is said that there are a total padrone of “Tengu legend” transmitted to the Lingshan of Japan, also the legend that Minamoto no Yoshitsune was taught swordsmanship from Tengu, remains.

By the way, leader of the Tengu, the back of the Kurama called “hospital devil dono”, RPG to the company there is no odd final boss feeling, has been enshrined as the earth of the Lich King “Goho ephedra Mikoto”. Of course not the final boss, likely it ally of justice came from “Venus” in order to save the human race.

I do not know many people, “Saireya, best” and a shout of “ceremony of Choppen”

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Why it is referred to as the odd festival There are various theories. The fact that one is done at night. Dripping endlessly the pitch-black dark night torches, from the old people, it must have been a strange sight. Also probably a big reason why was decided that travel as odd festival, and the shout of the festival, it seems whether “ceremony of Choppen”.

Afternoon 6 when it comes to the time to start with the shout of “Re Rusher seeded in ritual,” “Fire Festival of Kurama.” Small torches from the ignition in order, nor parade the town adult children. At that time, “Saireya, best” I put out a shout and, from the people around “there, are you talking Nante” and the question of voice also can be heard. This is Toka’m saying, “festival and, festival”. Shout, such as do not know only person of such local is, to the people who came from other towns, might have thought strange sounds like something of a spell.

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And “ceremony of Choppen”. Night 9 festival will celebrate its climax when it comes to time. Men with a large torch will gather all at once to the stone steps of the temple gate. This landscape is a masterpiece, and without looking at this should not be said to have experienced the “Fire Festival of Kurama.”

Then, portable shrine of Hachisho Daimyojin-Yuki Daimyojin is, How can been drawn to women go Kudat the approach, on top of the bearers bar of the shrine, before and after the 20’s youth, the stride opening of the character of V Show off. When viewed from the people that this is not known, it must have been a strange.

Of course, in the rite of passage to become an adult, youth to show off stride opening of the character of V is also embarrassing, Nante feeling will be free at all.

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Access to the Fire Festival of Kurama

Of course, we visited every year a lot of people. It also might be built to the travel company of the tour. The only public transport Eizan Electric Railway, Tokyo commuter rush itself to see on television. It roughly peak becomes such a state is enough at 18, it continues until about 9 pm the festival of climax. In the case to avoid it, it recommended to starting the Eizan Railway “Demachiyanagi” o’clock afternoon 16.

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In addition, because the did not see the car in the parking lot, because when you access by motorbike or bicycle is free parking area are available, is recommended. Car parking, Demachiyanagi or Eizan Electric Railway train from there parked in stations close to the pay parking lot of Kuramasen, since the flow of, was Once parked in Demachiyanagi, good to secure a seat from the beginning award. Rush of return will start from 9 pm too. Last, there is a train to 0 o’clock am, recommended because quite crowded, to ride the train as soon as possible. So it is there that Nante took two hours to take the train back home during. In addition, because it is a mountain, it cools slightly than the city. Foreigners who was he also who T-shirt, but recommended measures against cold of early winter par.

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The Fire Festival of Kurama
Address: Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture Sakyo-ku Kuramahon-cho, 1073
Time: about18: 00-24: 00




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