Held on December 31 to January 1
Every year, Kami Furano welcomes in the new year in a big way. The snowy hillside of Hinode Park becomes alight with flames, taking on the shape of the kanji for “big.” This 70-meter-long and 50-meter-wide character is made from 300 steel rods. During the lighting ceremony, each of the steel rods is lit one at a time with Kami Furano Shrine’s sacred fire. This powerful sight is an event that many take part in to start the new year off right.
27 E1 N, Kamifurano, Sorachi-gun, Hokkaido, Japan
*Dates may be changed. For more detailed information, please refer to the official website.