The annual Ohitaki Fire Festival uses its spiritual powers to banish bad sprits and cleanse impurities of the people attending. It is held annually on the 7th of November.
I was lucky enough to witness the Ohitaki Fire Festival at the Kifune Shrine north of Kyoto. I had never experienced anything like this fire festival prior to the event. I will remember the adrenaline, people and energy of the festival for a long time to come.