SpotGozan-no-Okuribi

Gozan-no-Okuribi ("Bonfires on Five Mountains") is a traditional event in Kyoto that takes place on August 16th, during the Obon period. Okuribi (bonfires) form Japanese kanji characters and shapes on mountains around Kyoto town. This event is connected to Obon and it helps to send the ancestral spirits that come home during Obon period off to another world. The bonfires, except for torii-gata, can be seen from vantage points in the town, such as riversides, bridges and the upper levels of office buildings and hotels.

Gozan-no-Okuribi

五山の送り火

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