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PRAY FOR AVOIDING FIRE ON MIZUKABURI

Discover the most original festival in the region

Pray for avoiding fire on Mizukaburi

In the middle of the coldest weather of winter, on the day of hatsu-uma (First Horse Day) in February, this strangest event is held with heated air of excitement for praying for fire prevention.
The winter is cold but dry in this district; this prayer event is very important for the Yonekawa town where houses nestle up one another.
Let's pray for avoiding fire together with locals, rushing after the procession of visiting kami wearing a straw costume and picking some of straws from the costumes. It is believed that these straws put on the roof of your own house will keep it from getting fire.
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