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by Micha F. Lindemans
The kami of fire who is worshiped for protection from fire at Akiba-san hongu akiba jinka, a shrine at Mt. Akiba in Shizuoka (said to have been founded in 709 CE). Fire dances, called hi-no-mai, are performed at this shrine on December 16th by priests whirling flaming torches. Cp. Kagutsuchi.

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