HYAKUHATTO Fire Festival in Oritate area
What is HYAKUHATTO
Make a small snow shrine
The deep snow more than 2m high make us impossible to dig out the shrine from the fallen snow. Instead of that, we make a small snow shrine and pray to God.
Carrying straw bundles to the mountain ridge
On the Hyakuhatto day, the people in charge of Hyakuhatto Festival carry many straw bundles to the mountain ridge. As this work is very hard, it has been done by young men in this area.
Fire on the straw bundles
Praying for much harvest, the people in charge fires on the straw bundles at the ridge of the mountain. A fantastic lights are lighting up the mountain.
HYAKUHATTO Snow Festival is held at the foot of the Mountain
Many kinds of performances are held on the snow stage. Local staffs provide Mochi pounded rice-cake, Soba Japanese nudle and Tonjilu a sort of pork soup. All of the food is served to the visitors with free of charge. The pounded rice-cake made by 6 persons is very popular among them. As final event, fireworks are set off and light up the festival place.