Monday, May 03, 2010

Gozan (=Five Mountains) Bonfire Festival

Gozan Bonfire Festival is a famous summer event in Kyoto. Five large bonfires are lit on the slopes of five mountains, starting around 8PM on August 16th.

Most well-known bonfire is on Mt. Daimonji, and you can see the huge Chinese character "dai (meaning large)" from everywhere in Sakyo Ward.

View from Takenaka Inari Taisha Shrine

View from the top of Mt. Yoshida

I viewed the Daimonji bonfire from Kiyomizu Temple last year, but I'd like to view all of five this year.

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