August 03, 2013

News & Video: Daimonji festival in Kyoto on August 16th each year is one of the most popular summer events

16/08/2012 Gozan no Okuribi -Daimonji festival in kyoto japan 
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"On the night of Aug. 16 each year, five giant bonfires are lit by local residents on mountains surrounding Kyoto, to send off the departed souls of their ancestors that have temporarily returned to this world. .... (Daimonji) is one of the most popular annual events in the ancient capital."

Bonfires for commoners: Origin of Kyoto’s popular Daimonji festival unknown
Yusuke Isoe 

Daily Yomiuri

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