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Mikuni Takidanji Kannon Festival
Mikuni Takidanji Temple Fire-walking ritual
Sunday June 17
During the Kannon Festival at Mikuni Takidanji temple, mountain priests
get together and hold a traditional fire-walking ritual, where monks walk
barefoot on charcoal to pray for people’s good health. We can watch this
esoteric Buddhist event and actually participate in walking (on fire!).
Fukui Phoenix SGG will conduct a tour in English for non-Japanese.
Join us to have a unique experience!!
10:30 Meet at FIA
11:30 Arrive at Takidanji Temple
Tour of the temple & garden
Hi-no-taiko(Japanese Drum Performance)
13:00 Hiwatari, fire-walking ritual
14:30 Leave Takidanji Temple
15:30 Arrive at FIA
Built in 1375, Takidanji Temple is the oldest temple in Mikuni. This temple, which belongs to Shingon Buddhism, flourished with the faith and support of generations of rulers of Fukui. It has many important cultural properties and a beautiful landscape garden.
Participation Fee : ５００yen/person including admission to Takidanji Temple & Transportation.
Please contact Yuko to 090-2127-8148 or email@example.com by June 13.
We are waiting for your participation!!
* Fukui Phoenix SGG is a volunteer interpreter group being registered with the Japan National Tourism Organization.