In Nishio city, people read the climate by challenging the "fire". They see the climate for a year from how the fire ends in the festival.
The city is divided to area, East and West and each area chooses a man as Shinotoko (sacred man).
The fire burns unclean things out and at the same time is very dangerous. These people in Nishio city know well that the fire has a divine force. Please enjoy the fire festival run for 1200 years and feel people's faithful heart to the festival!