Monthly Archives: May 2013

Spirit-stirring Festival of Fire: The Ceramic Shrine, Shigaraki 信楽の火まつり

Once a year on a summer’s evening in late July, torches are burned as a sacred offering to the Ceramic Gods; the God of the Earth (Kagutsuchinokami), the God of Fire (Haniyamahimenomikoto) and the Ancestral Deity of Potters (Amenohibokonomikoto).  The … Continue reading

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