EventsDaimonji Gozan Okuribi
Daimonji Gozan Okuribi is an event related to Obon - the Japanese festival of the dead and the journey of the spirits, which, having just returned home for the festival, must now return to the underworld. One of Kyoto's famed okuribi (bonfires) on the hillside of Higashi-yama forms a Japanese kanji character "大" meaning "big," and this is ignited at 8 p.m. when the neon and lights of Kyoto are dimmed for a while. Following this, other great bonfires on the surrounding mountains are ignited one by one, burning for about 30 minutes.
Daimonji Gozan Okuribi
From 8 p.m. on August 16 (Thu), 2012
Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture