A late-night festival at Kyoto’s Yasaka Jinja known as Okerasai. During the event medicinal herbs are burned to sweep away the negative energies from the previous year and bring good fortune.

If you want to improve your fortunes further, it is possible to take the flmaes home. To keep the fire alight atthe end of the lit bamboo rope, it must be swung around continously.

Event Information


Event DateDecember 31, 2019 to January 1, 2020
VenueYasaka Shrine
AccessGion-Shijo (Keihan Main Line)
AdmissionFree

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