Encyclopedia of Shinto
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|カテゴリー1：||5. Rites and Festivals|
|カテゴリー2：||Individual Shrine Observances|
Fire Dance Festival. A festival held on February 7 at Yatsukaho Shrine, an auxiliary shrine (massha) of Toga Shrine (Toga jinja) in Ichinomiya Town, Hoi District, Aichi Prefecture. In the shrine precincts (keidai) a garden fire (niwabi) is lit and, after the intonation of ritual incantations (norito), shrine maidens (miko) perform sacred dances (kagura) holding fans (ōgi) and bells. Shrine officials (shinshoku) give the miko flowers made of folded Japanese paper, which contain pieces of burning paper. As the miko dance with the paper flowers in their hands as torimono (objects held by the performer during a dance), the flames start coming out. Fire dangers during that year are divined according to the shape of the flames.
— Mogi Sakae