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“Matobi”, firelight for ancestor(in Kitaakita-gun Kamikoani-mura, Kitaakita-shi)

Yesterday was Vernal Equinox Holiday.

The mountain villages in this area has had an event that people kindle firelight to mourn for their ancestor at night.

Several days before and after the holiday, we hold a Buddhist mass for the deceased in Japan.


Annual event "Matobi"

【Contact】Kamikoani-mura Sangyo-ka 0186-77-2223

The information is as of March 20th 2017.