Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Sawada Candle Festival 2017

Sawada Candle Festival 2017
(Sawada Rousoku Matsuri)

A festival with over 450 years of history. Candles are lit on the eve of Koshougatsu (小正月 - January 15 of the old lunar calendar) and the following day the candle drippings are used to predict fortunes for the new year (harvest &etc.)

Sawada Candle Festival 2017 poster 平成29年沢田ろうそくまつり ポスター 弘前市 Rousoku Matsuri Hirosaki City

Date: Saturday February 11, 2017
Time: 18:00-21:00
Location: Sawada Jinmeiguu Shrine "Iwayadou" 沢田神明宮「岩谷堂」(map)
Admission: Free
  • 17:00~21:00 Candlelight Art (ろうそく光の演出)
  • 18:00 Opening Ceremony (オープニングセレモニー)
  • 18:00~21:00 Bonfire (かがり火)
  • 18:00~20:30 Charcoal Making Demonstration (炭俵製作実演)
  • 18:30 Torchlight Procession (たいまつ行列)
  • 18:30~21:00 Tozan Bayashi Mountain Climbing Sacred Music (登山囃子)

Sawada Jinmeigu Shrine 沢田神明宮
Sonomura-15 Sawada (青森県弘前市沢田園村15)
Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture 036-1514

More Information:
aptinet Aomori Sightseeing Guide (Japanese): http://www.aptinet.jp/Detail_display_00004021.html

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