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Jan. 14th, 2007

(I'll try to explain what these series are...)
This is called 'sagicho' in Japanese. The name is different from area to area.
Many areas hold this festival for travelaer's guardian deity. From another angle, folklore, people meet God of Shintoism with New Year's decorative pine branches and other decorations for New Year during that period. And see the God off with this blaze.
Many bamboos are used here. In the pictures people are baking rice cakes. It's said if you eat it rice cake baked w/ this fire, you will be in a good health that year.

...Hope this helped your understanding these pictures (#1~4)
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Jan 21 2007 10:43 GMT soldier
Hopely You've eat rice cake ... I whish you will be in a good health in this year!

Thanks for the story of this great pic!
Jan 21 2007 13:55 GMT will
Thank you finally satomi..I have been waiting for you to tell me they were definitely NOT burgers..:)))
Jan 21 2007 14:19 GMT junne PRO
nice introduction to an other peoples customs and believes
Jan 21 2007 16:00 GMT ichigiku
Satomi, thank you for explanation!!! It's helpful!!!