Genre /

Traditional event

Area /

Mishima
Sainokami

Sainokami of Mishima is designated as Important Intangible Folk cultural Asset by the national government. It is a fire festival to pray for the huge harvest, good health and dispelling of misfortune held in 13 places of the town on the lunar New Year.
They make a site by padding snow to which they take sacred woods from mountains which will be erected with New Year's displays brought from each house. They will be burned at night. This is also called Sainokami.
There is an event that villagers carry climacteric men and walk around the firing Sainokami.
They tell if harvest is good or bad by the fire condition of Sainokami, and exposure to the fire or eating rice cake baked by the fire are said to avoid catching disease.

Basic information

Contact Mishima Town Tourism Association
TEL : (81)-241-48-5000
Guidance

Around January 15, every year