Nakazato no Hi no Hana Matsuri 中里の火の花祭り Tokyo (Sept.)
Nakazato no Hi no Hana Matsuri is based on the worship of Mt. Fuji, the World Cultural Heritage site. It is held annually, on September 1st. Straw is piled high and set alight on Nakazato Fujizuka, a mound made in the image of Mt. Fuji, which is one of the largest in the Tokyo metropolitan area. As the flames rise into the night sky, and the chanting of scriptures echoes around the area, people purify themselves, and pray for the health and well-being of their families and for peace in the world.
Nakazato Fujizuka, Nakazato, Kiyose City, Tokyo
Approx. 25 min. from Ikebukuro station to Kiyose station on the Seibu Ikebukuro line. An approx. 15 min. walk.
Approx. 10 min. from Tokorozawa interchange on the Kan-Etsu Expressway.