As the thatched village is very flammable and a site of cultural and historic interest, it is protected by an elaborate system of 62 hoses that automatically spray water over the whole village if a fire breaks out. Every year, on the 1st of December and the 20th of May, the hose system is tested by the local fire brigade and it’s quite a spectacular sight. The water jets create rainbows over the thatched houses and the festival is always well attended.
|Name||Miyama’s thatched village (Kayabuki no Sato) water hose festival|
|Address||〒 601−0712 Miyamacho Kita, Nantan-shi, Kyoto|