Daimonji Gozan Okuribi Bonfires

 
The daimonji bonfire to the East of Kyoto

The daimonji bonfire to the East of Kyoto

On August 16th each year the traditional Gozan no Okuribi 五山送り火 bonfires are lit on the mountain side around Kyoto. This is part of the obon festival. There are five bonfires in total. I managed to capture a few of them this year.

Hidari (left) Daimonji

Hidari (left) Daimonji

The ship bonfire (funagata)

The ship bonfire (funagata)

Daimonji a bit further back

Daimonji a bit further back

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A couple more characters

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