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Mikasa-no-hama, Miyajima

Mikasa-no-hama is on Miyajima Island. It is the area between the Stone torii-gate that you see once you emerge from the Omotesando Shopping Street and the main entrance to Itsukushima Shrine.

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December 2018

Chinkasai Fire Festival

December 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mikasa-no-hama, Miyajima, Mikasa-no-hama, Miyajima-cho
Hatsukaichi-shi, 739-0588 Japan

With most people living in the wooden houses, closely clustered together along narrow streets for centuries, fear of calamitous fires is deeply ingrained in the Japanese psyche. The Chinkasai on Miyajima is an impressive fire appeasing festival held on New Year's Eve. Read more about the Chinkasai Fire Festival here.  

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