The day of Okuribi.

Gozan-Okuribi held on 16th August, is a religious event to commemorate the souls of ancestors.
The five characters that lit up with bonfires in darkness, is so graceful and solemn.
But up there on the mountains, it is like a scene of fire strife by brave men.

Here is a center of the Character of "Dai" called as "Kanawa".

And the largest bonfire
is provided here where be lit off first of all.

Northern Line

Southern Line

Left picture shows the northern line of the character of "Dai."

Right picture shows the southern line.

The "Daimonji" Firing


This is the precious movie which recorded in what way the huge character of "Dai"(Daimonji) is lit off on the mountain in the black of night.

Photographs are also available below.