HYAKUHATTO Great fire event in Oritate Onsen
What is HYAKUHATTO
Make a small snow shrine
As the deposit of snow in Oritate Onsen in Uonuma city is more than 2m, it is impossible to dig out shrine from the snow. Instead of that, we made a small shrine with snow and pray to God.
Carrying straw bundles to the mountain ridge
On the Hyakuhatto day, the group in charge of Hyakuhatto Event carry the straw bundles to the mountain ridge. As this work is very hard and it has been done by young men so far.
Fire on the straw bundles
Praying for good harvest, the group fire on the straw bundles at the ridge of Mountain in the night.
HYAKUHATTO Snow festival is held at the foot of Mountain
Many performances are held on the snow stage. Visitors can eat Mochi or rice cake, Soba a Japanese nudle and Ton-jiru or a sort of pork soup are served with free of charge. Especially, hot rice cake made by 6 persons is very popular due to the good taste. Fireworks donated by local people are set off.