Aug 9, 2010

Gozan-Okuribi Festival

Aug 16th,the most popular event on hot summer night in Kyoto Bonfires are lit to light the way for the souls to go back to their world after the yearly visit to this world.

The festival starts at 8:00 p.m., when fires are lit on Mt. Nyoigatake to form the Chinese character dai, meaning "large". After this, more fires are lit separately on each mountain to form different patterns.

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