Chihara Otondo

Chihara Otondo

吉祥草寺大とんど

Chihara Otondo

吉祥草寺大とんど

Tondo (sometimes also called dondo) is a fire ritual carried out across Japan in the new year that involves burning pine decorations and other New Year's pharaphernalia. The one held at Kisshoso-ji is not only one of the biggest in the country, but is also said to date back 1,300 years. Distinguishing Chihara Otondo from other similar festivals are the enormous torch-shaped structures that tower at 6-meters tall and weigh 700kg each. They are sent up in smoke in prayer for a bountiful harvest and good fortune in the year ahead.

Last update: 2017-06-14

Venue Details & Access Info
Event Location

Kisshosoji Temple

Address

279 Chihara, Gose

御所市茅原279 吉祥草寺

Access

From JR Tamade Station:
- 3 minutes on foot from the station.

Name/address in local language

  • 吉祥草寺大とんど Chihara Otondo
  • address 御所市茅原279 吉祥草寺 279 Chihara, Gose
  • Address
Opening Time & Admissions
Event Date

14 Jan - 14 Jan

Opening Hours

19:40

Contact Details
Tel

0745-62-3472

Website

http://tabiiro.jp/leisure/s/201578-gose-kishousouji-ootondo/

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