Nachi Fire Festival at Kumano Nachi Grand Shrine, Wakayama Pref.
14th July, 2018 | at Kumano Nachi Grand Shrine, Wakayama Pref.
Huge pine torches weighing 50 kg are waved about in front of the great sacred falls in the mountains
Nachi-no-Hi-Matsuri Festival, which is one of the three largest fire festivals of Japan, is staged in the Kumano mountains of Wakayama Prefecture, an area registered as a World Heritage Site. (*reference: JNTO) official website ›› http://www.nachikan.jp/en/