Ojirakura Baito (An unusual festival)

Feb 2, 2016 / Category: News

Because this year's snowfall was lighter than predicted, the date will be postponed to Feb 14, 2016 (Sun) for safety reasons. Please accept our apologies for any inconveniences caused. The whole village comes out on the snow fields to drink sake in small huts (baito) made from zelkova wood and straw. Afterwards, they set fire to the huts and use the shape of the flames to predict the quality of the year's crops and pray for abundant harvests. This is a traditional new year event for the Ojirakura village.

The whole village comes out on the snow fields to drink sake in small huts (baito) made from zelkova wood and straw. Afterwards, they set fire to the huts and use the shape of the flames to predict the quality of the year's crops and pray for abundant harvests. This is a traditional new year event for the Ojirakura village.

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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm (approx.)
Fire starts around 8:30 pm
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In front of Ojirakura Community Center

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