Ikomataisha Fire Festival

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This festival is held every year in October on the weekend before Sports Day. Known as an intangible folk cultural property in Nara Prefecture, this festival is characterized by a procession of the portable mikoshi shrines, traditional Kagura (sacred music and dance), a fire ritual, and more. Most noteably is an event in which people carry burning torches down stone steps and compete to be the fastest.
Festival Times:
10/12 19:00~
10/13 10:00~

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Ikomataisha Fire Festival

1527-1 Ichibucho, Ikoma, Nara Prefecture 630-0222, Japan