For the main event, under cascades of firework sparks, men wearing only loincloths bear gunpowder-loaded mikoshi portable shrines on their shoulders. Once the gunpowder stashed in the shrines is ignited by the fireworks sparks, it shoots long streams of fire high into the sky. Meantime, the men dance wildly, sounding bells and setting off firecrackers. This is a dynamic celebration of sound and fire!
“Crack fireworks”, a type of skyrocket exploded on the ground, are another spectacle unique to the summer event - they can't be seen in the spring version of the festival.
Music performance at the beginning: Gifu Prefectural Nagara High School Brass Band