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Daimonji Festival www3.nhk.or.jp

posted by  Yubi | 3 months, 3 weeks ago in Art & Culture

Huge bonfires on mountains lit up Japan's old capital, Kyoto, on Wednesday night in an annual Buddhist ceremony.

One bonfire on a mountainside formed the shape of the Chinese character meaning "large".

This was followed by the lighting of fires on 4 other mountains, including one in the shape of a boat.


0 | #13152 by  Yubi | 3 months, 3 weeks ago
This is a great festival to watch from the bank of Kamogawa river. You can also walk to some temples on hills to see them better, but that needs some mosquito repellant.
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