The Oto Festival (Fire Festival) is held on February 6 every year to pray for a rich harvest.
Only males of any age can participate in this ceremony.
About 2,000 men run down the 538 steep stone steps from the Kamikura Shrine.
The festival reaches the climax when the participants appear with the torches!!
If you missed this event this year, why don’t you come to Kumano to see this festival next year?
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