Thousand Torches: Marimo no MamoribiThousand Torches: Marimo no Mamoribi
September 1st(Fri)〜October 9th(Mon)
Torches are raised to signify our wish to continue to cherish and protect the abundant nature of Lake Akan, which nourishes the marimo. These torches give thanks to the Ainu goddess of fire, Ape Kamuy, and to the great northern lands. From Lake Akan Onsen (hot spring district) to the Ainu Kotan, the countless dancing flames indicate the path for the gods to travel.