Fire festival held at Mt. Fuji shrine
NHK -- Aug 27
Residents at the foot of Mount Fuji had their imaginations set alight on Monday by an annual fire festival.

The event held at the Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine is believed to stretch back more than 400 years.

Participants carried portable shrines through the city during the day -- including one featuring a model of Mount Fuji.

They later set 92 torches aflame along the 2.5-kilometer approach to the shrine.

今年、世界文化遺産に登録された富士山に、夏の終わりを告げる「吉田の火祭り」が26­日夜、山梨県富士吉田市で開かれ、大勢の観光客が行く夏を惜しみました。

Sources: NHK, tbsnewsi
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