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Yata Fire Festival

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Yata Fire Festival
The Yata Fire Festival is held in the evening of the last Saturday in August. A portable shrine carrying a flame, and a procession of people in period costume leave Hongu Taisha to wend their way to Oyunohara, the former site of the shrine. After valiant drumming by the local taiko group, Okukumano Taiko, the Kumano Yata dance is performed around the portable shrine carrying the flame. The evening ends with Yata fireworks blazing up into the sky from beside the Kumano River.

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