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Saito Goma Fire Walking Festival
September 28 @ 13:00 - 17:00Free
Every September in the City of Kazo there is a fire walking ceremony, 柴燈護摩火渡り式, steeped in ritual and history, held at Sougan-ji Temple in Kazo City.
First the priests walk through the flames of the sacred fire. After the priests have finished they completely extinguish the fire creating smoldering coals. They are still warm, but not hot enough to burn. People walk bare foot on the coals as a type of a purification ritual and a prayer for protection.
It is a public and free event.
This year it will be held on September 28th from 1pm.
Souganji Temple Information
Address: Sougan-ji Temple, 2 Chome-9-18 Fudooka, Kazo, Saitama Prefecture.
The temple is a 24 minute walk from the North exit of Kazo Station , on the Tobu Isesaki line. You can also take a bus from the North exit of the station toward Kazo garage.
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