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