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Inomata Hundred Light, Misato Summer Festival

August 15 @ 18:00 - 21:00

Free
Inomata

Inomata Hundred Light festival, or Inomata 108 lights, is one of 312 Important Intangible Folk Properties of Japan. It is held annually on the 15th of August in the Inomata area of Misato in the Kodama District of Saitama. It is the bon ceremony of the town with an approximate 400 hundred year history.

The event was cancelled in 2020 due to the Coronavirus Outbreak.

The Inomata clan was one of the seven Musashi clans and the Inomata chieftain was very influential in the Heian period. The festival is started with a traditional taiko drum performance before the ceremony. For the ceremony local volunteers, dressed in festival garb, light 108 mounds with fire. The mounds stretch from Kodai Temple to Mt Domae. They launch fireworks afterwards. It is a spectacular sight to see the stunning fireworks over 108 mounds of fire.

Featured image from the official event webpage on the official Misato Tourism website.

Access Inomata Hundred (108) Light Festival

Map in the grey details box at the bottom of the post.

The nearest train station is Yodo station on the JR Hachiko line. It takes about 25 minutes on foot from the station to Kodai Temple.

For more traditional and seasonal events in Saitama, please see the main event pages.

 

Details

Date:
August 15
Time:
18:00 - 21:00
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Kodaiin
Inomata,
Misato, Kodama District, Saitama 367-0115 Japan
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