The Mashiko Gion Festival(Held in late July every year)
The Mashiko Gion Festival dates back to approximately 1705, when a plague broke out, and people lost their lives and their crops suffered from pests, and the people then warded off the plague and evil spirits. People used the festival to pray for a bountiful harvest and happiness. Participants drinking three cups of hot sake (about 6.5 liters) from a large cup. Hand-held fireworks, which are held with both hands, and miniature fireworks, which are held with one, are used as part of the celebration. It is a festival of flames fit for the city of arts, with majestic cries echoing out with 8m columns of fire reaching out to the sky.