[Photoblog] Horanya Fire Festival

This fire festival is held on the hottest day of a year.
The 400 year-old  festival has been identified as intangible culturral asset of Nara Prefecture.
This torch can be as heavy as 450kg or over,
so it must be very hard for those carriers to carry such a torch!!
This is a scene when people were about to throw the massive torch away.
Taken at Hachiman Shrine. 
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