Takayama Fire Fox Festival – Kitsune Himatsuri – September

Nice video showing Takayama sights and sounds including the Fire Fox Festival.

What’s the Fire Fox Festival?

It’s a night time parade procession where locals dress up as foxes and re-enact a wedding at the Okura Inari Jinja.

Lots of torches, candles, and a large bonfire at the end!

It’s held the 4th Friday in September every year.

Why? For good luck and fortune of course!

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