This festival has its origins in the event that happened about 800 years ago, in which the Soga brothers burned their umbrellas as torches when they avenged their father's death.
Never forgetting their parents, the brothers finally accomplished their revenge after 17 years.
This story of their filial piety is told for generations.
A pile of old umbrellas is set alight on the bank of Kotsuki River running through the center of Kagoshima City.
The blaze is so powerful it feels as if it will burn the night sky.
|Business Days/ Hours||Event Days
|Venue||Banks of Kotsuki River, Korai-cho, Kagoshima City|
|Website||Visit Japanese Website|