Photo taken on the night of Aug. 16, 2019, shows a bonfire in the shape of a giant Chinese character meaning "large" on a mountain side during the Daimonji Festival, one of the most famous events in Kyoto. In the festival, formally known as Gozan no Okuribi, five giant bonfires are lit on mountains surrounding the city in the culmination of the Obon period in summer. In Japan, it is believed that each year during Obon, ancestors' spirits return to this world in order to visit their relatives. The purpose of the bonfires is to guide these souls back to heaven. (Kyodo)==Kyodo Photo via Newscom
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Dimensions:3442 x 2806 px | 29.1 x 23.8 cm | 11.5 x 9.4 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:12 March 2020
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