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Katsube-no-Himatsuri (fire festival) will be held in Katsube Shrine to the second Saturday in January every year. The origin of the festival dates back to the Kamakura period. At that time, Emperor Tsuchimikado became long-term disease. Divination showed that the cause of a disaster was Orochi (giant snake) which was born thousands of years ago. As a result of the burned and killed Orochi, the emperor was complete recovery. In this festival, 12 group of large torches (look like Orochi) are ignited all at once using divine fire, and young people are dancing and praying for good health.

TAGS: Festival, Fire, Japan, People, Tradition

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