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Masato Ohta (heiwa4126)

Nakasato Bonfire Festival

Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan

Sep 1, 2016, 12:00:31 UTC (21:00 local time

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Caption

There's an ancient religion about Mount Fuji in Kanto prefecture called "Fuji-Ko". Ko means community, clan or children in Japanese. Many Fuji-Ko make their own artificial Mount Fuji (called “Fuji-Duka”) and held rituals at small mound’s foot.

There are many Ko in Tokyo. Especially this community in Kiyose, Tokyo holds big bonfire festival at every September 1. Around 9 o'clock in the afternoon, they come down from the top of small Fuji through winding path that is Illuminated 108 candles and set fire on hay stack at the mountain foot. The members dance around the bonfire and pray that the volcano will not erupt.

After the bonfire burned down, many spectators take straw ash home as some talisman.
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Location

Asia / Japan

Lat: 35° 47' 3" N
Long: 139° 31' 5.88" E

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Precision is: Medium. Nearby, but not to the last decimal.

Equipment

Nikon D7100, Sigma 8mm/f3.5, Nodal Ninja panopole 2 and Capture NX2
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