NozawaOnsen Dosojin festival

7 February ● 1 min read ● 6 images

Every year, people of the area build a wooden shrine that they must protect until the 15th. 

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Defenders need to protect the shrine from attackers who use fire sticks. The sticks are quite flimsy so when the fire hits a defender, it will usually burst into ember.

Japanese men who are the unlucky ages of 25 and 42 participates in this event to ward off evil spirits and wish for successful marriages. 

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