In the mountain village of Kumogahata, August 24 will witness the annual Matsuage burning.
The Tanicho and Nakahatacho sections of the village light piles of wood that create a Buddhist symbol to pray for a good autumn harvest and fire protection.
Every year a different Buddhist character is chosen - and is a tightly held secret.
There is no public transportation after a certain hour. Those going should drive or cycle - and on the return trip do so carefully.
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