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Itsukushima Shrine

December 2021

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
Free

Living in wooden houses, closely clustered together along narrow streets, for centuries, fear of calamitous fires is deeply ingrained in the Japanese psyche. The Chinkasai festival on Miyajima is an impressive fire prevention festival held early in the evening on New Year's Eve. Read more about what you can expect at the Chinkasai fire prevention festival here.  

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