The festival starts from burning wood in Kamakura(the snow igloo).
Then fire the tall tree(about 5m/16ft) that is called “Tempitsu”. “Hiburi” is like fire juggling.
Participants put the fire on a charcoal pack which is putted on the end of a rope, and then swing it around their body.
They purify themselves with this fire as they pray no sickness and home safety.
- Kakunodatemachi, Semboku City
- 15 minute walk from Kakunodate Station (both venue)
- 14th February
- 280 337 555*06
Semboku City Tourist Information center "Kakunodateekimaekura"