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松沢山光明院 火まつり Matsusawa-yama-koumyou-in Hi-matsuri Fire Festival at Matsuzawayama

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Fire Festival held at Matsuzawayama Komyoin Temple in Marumori Town, Miyagi Prefecture, is a festival that brings the tradition of Shugendo to the present day. Marumori Town is located in the southernmost part of Miyagi Prefecture. The town is surrounded by the Abukuma mountains and blessed with bountiful nature. This quiet town boasts a lot of historical and cultural heritage.

The fire festival held at Komyoin Temple on April 29 every year is a Shugendo ritual, in which mountain practitioners and worshippers walk through the burning fire to purify their sins, evil deeds, diseases and bad luck. The ritual is said to have been introduced by the mountain practitioners in Mt. Chokai.

When the sun set in the evening, the Goma fire stage built at the center of the purified zone is set on fire and glowing flames blaze up into the night sky. The Goma fire is surrounded by mountain practitioners, who sit still and chant mantras.

When the fire burns down and ashes are flattened, the mountain practitioners start to walk on the burning ashes. After that, general worshippers walk on the ashes. As it is dangerous, they walk in complete seriousness.
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護摩壇山 樹氷 Gomadan-zan Jyuhyou Silver Forest in Mt. Gomadanzan

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Silver forest, or soft rime, can be seen near the top of Mt. Gomadanzan, the highest peak in Wakayama Pref. from the middle of November through the end of December. Soft rime is a white ice that forms when the water droplets in fog freeze to the outer surfaces of objects like tree barks. You can take the hiway called Takano-Ryujin Skyline from Ryujin Village to Mt. Gomadanzan parking lot, from which walking along the promnade is the nearest way to the mountain top. Beautiful soft rime can be seen on every beech tree growing along either side of the promnade The ice on the trees glistens like white blossoms, creating fantastic atmosphere all over the area. On the way to the mountain top, there is a small waterfall named the Koikosode Waterfall, where you can see water splashes frozen to iciles. The forest in Mt. Gomadanzan was selected as one of 100 Headspring Forests by Forestry Agency in 1995.
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