Monday, August 16, 2010

A traditional summer event on 16 August 2010

This is holy event, “Gozan Okuribi” is called in Japan.
(A Five Mountain Send-off Bonfire is called in English)

There is a BON in Japan.
Ancestral souls return to their home in BON period.
16 August is final day of BON period, and this day people send their ancestral souls for their world.
Gozan Okuribi fire is landmark of soul’s world entrance.
Ancestral souls return to their world from BON fire.

Therefore BON fire is holy fire.
When Japanese people see the BON fire, people match their hands.
Match hands is called “Gaasyou” in Japan.

↑This is DAIMONJI.


Date : 16 August 2009
Time : 20:00 ~ 20:20
From: Arashiyama