When & Where Japans Water Drawing Festival is an Asian festival which takes place on the 12th & 13th April in the Nigatsu-dō of Tōdai-ji, Nara, Japan.
What to Expect Buddhist monks draw water from the Wakasa Well, underneath the Nigatsu-dō Hall. According to legend it only springs forth water once a year. The monks draw water and offer it first to the Bodhisattva Kannon and then offer it to the public in the form of fire and ash ! The water is believed to cure illnesses. It's a great time to visit Nara & Japan as it is also around the Hanami Cherry Blossom Festival time.
Where to stay Book your accommodation for Omitzutori Festival below. There's quality hotels or cheap accommodation in Nara & the rest of Japan available here.
History of Omitzutori This Japanese festival is a Buddhist tradition which and is the final rite in observance of the two week-long Shuni-e ceremony.