The summary of an interview to the chief priest
The big fire broke out in ancient of Japan. Akiba Daigongen helped Yamato Takeru no Mikoto(a member of the Imperial Family) , and cooperated in extinguishment of a fire. Atsuta Shrine is a leading shrine in Japan which ranks second to Ise Shrine. Kusanagi no Tsurugi (the sword of the Imperial regalia) is dedicated to Atsuta Shrine. Akiba Shrine was built by the shrine's area. This shrine was worshipped by protecting people from a fire.
Entuji Temple is a temple of Soto sect of Zen Buddhism built in the first half of a Muromachi period(1336-1573). Seikai Gihon priest is the founder.
In Akiba Shrine, Tengu of 75 bodies is protecting the principal image. Tengu are a type of legendary creature found in Japanese folk religion and are also considered a type of Shinto god (kami) or yōkai (supernatural beings).
Akiba Shrine Annual Grand Festival is performed on December 16. Akiba Sanjakubo Daigongen was one person of a monk practicing asceticism. Although he was Tengu in fact, he was changing the figure to man and studying . He realized spiritual enlightenment after tens of years of practice. Akiba Sanjakubo Daigongen showed the not much true figure out of deep emotion. And he told protecting this temple and went away in the moonless night. The day corresponds on November 16 (the old lunar calendar). Now, this festival is carrying out on December 16 (the solar calendar). Hiwatari Shinji is performed by the believer who worships Akiba Sanjakubo Daigongen. After fire lights Goma (small pieces of wood) put on the precincts of a temple, monks who lead an ascetic life in the mountains and a believer cross with bare feet.