Sunday, January 27, 2013

Wakakusayama Mountain Burning Nara, Japan

Wakakusayama Mountain Burning Nara Japan

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Here is a beautiful photo of the Wakakusayama Mountain Burning in Nara, Japan during the festival known as Yamayaki (山焼き literally "mountain roast" or "prescribed burn"). This festival is held on the fourth Saturday of every January. It begins with a fireworks display and then the dead grass of the mountain is burned. Folklore has it that this tradition is done as a territorial dispute and to kill all of the wild boars or pests in the mountains. Photo taken with a Sony RX100 by deepfriday.

See also:

Japanese Cherry Blossoms Near Mt. Fuji

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Kyoto, Japan


  1. Whoah it looks like the temple is on fire! Nice shot.

  2. Thanx for sharing.