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Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan

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October 2018

Onomichi Akari Matsuri

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating indefinitely

Onomichi Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan
Free
onomichi akari matsuri

30,000 candles decorate the route up from the water's edge all the way along the Onomichi Sanzan (3 mountain) Route taking in Senkoji-ji, Saikoku-ji and Jyodo-ji as well as many other temples. Live music adds to the atmosphere and several buddhist treasures, usually locked away, are on public display. In the event of rain the event will be postponed until the following day. Unfortunately, the official website is only in Japanese, but you can see photos of the candles in…

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November 2018

Onomichi Betcha Festival

November 1 - November 3
Onomichi Onomichi-shi, Hiroshima-ken Japan
Free

When, in 1808, plague was sweeping through the porttown of Onomichi, the lord in control at the time ordered local shrines to perform purification rights in an attempt to ward of the disease. The rights were to be performed over 3 days and two nights and, in addition, an omokoshi portable shrine was carried through the streets with young men dressed a lion and three demons named beta, shouki and soba at the head of the procession.   Today, a…

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