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Cool Japan Guide / Festivals in Japan in August (5)

Daimonji Gozan Okuribi (Daimonji Bonfire)

Date: August 16th
Places: All places within Kyoto City.
City: Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

The Daimonji Gozan Okuribi (Daimonji Bonfire) is an event held on the evening of August 16th, when gigantic Chinese characters and other motifs are depicted by fires lit to illuminate the surroundings for patrolling on the slopes of the mountains surrounding the Kyoto Basin. It is a famous for evoking the image of a Kyoto summer.
Link: http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/attractions/event/traditionalevents/a48_fes_okuribi.html
Dai-Chochin Matsuri (Giant Lantern Festival)

Dates: August 26th and 27th
Place: Suwa Shrine
City: 129 Isshiki Aza Miyazoe, Isshiki-cho Oaza, Hazu-gun, Aichi Prefecture

This festival features enormous chochin (paper lanterns), also known as "amazingly gigantic lanterns," which measure over 5 meters in diameter and 10 meters in length. The 12 sets of paper lanterns appearing at the festival are depicted with pictures and Chinese characters which embody all kinds of meanings and stories. The scene of the Dai-Chochin Tsuriage when the huge brightly-colored paper lanterns are hoisted up very slowly is just breathtaking.
Link: http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/attractions/event/traditionalevents/a49_fes_chochin.html

By TS on Jul 29, 2012
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