On the Saturday and Sunday at the end of May, the character "dai" (large), 80 meters long and 40 meters wide, will be embossed on the summit of Mt. Takamatsu.

he word "dai" (large), 80 meters long and 40 meters wide, will be embossed on the summit of Mt. Takamatsu. It is said to have a history of about 300 years, but the details are unknown. According to one theory, a long time ago, there was a huge fire that burned the entire area of ​​Kabe in the shape of a ``large'' sign, and lanterns were continued to be dedicated to pray for the fire to ward off the flames. The current Daimonji Festival began in 1964 when local people established the Daimonji Preservation Society. Also, according to the Daimonji Preservation Society, although the Daimonji Festival is held in various places across the country, it is the only festival in the country that is held as a ritual to pray for fire protection, or as a Shinto ritual at a shrine. In addition to the lantern offering, a ritual is also held at Gion Takamatsu Shrine on Saturday. (On Sundays, the lanterns are only lit from 7pm.)

INFORMATION

date
The last Saturday and Sunday in May, which does not span June
Start time
(Lighting hours) 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
price
free
Meeting place
Gion Takamatsu Shrine
address
Shitamachiya, Kabe Town, Asakita Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture
Phone Number
082-554-1813
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ACCESS


Shitamachiya, Kabe Town, Asakita Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

From JR Hiroshima Station South Exit: Approximately 10 minutes by tram (other than Line 5), get off at Hatchobori stop, and walk approximately 5 minutes.

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