This festival is a reinactment of a famous legend surrounding Chionji Temple. The legend states that in ancient times an evil dragon savaged the area until it was changed into a good dragon by the Monju Bosatsu (Bodhisattva of Wisdom). Firey torches and a floating stage are used to reinact the legend. The climax of the performnace is the dragon dance, sure to amaze you. This incredibly real and dramatic performance is sure to impress you and leave you speechless. At the conclusion of the performance, a fireworks display is held. There are also many food stands selling food and drinks at Chionji Temple.
|event name||Monjudo Defune Festival & Fireworks at Amanohashidate|
|organizer||Amanohashidate Tourism Association|