Sunday, January 28, 2018

Tateyama at Heijokyo and Wakakusayama-yaki

奈良大立山祭
Nara O-Tateyama


Statues of the four heavenly kings are paraded in front of Heijokyo.
The statues are 7 meters tall and made of colorful fiberglass that is lit from within.
The four heavenly kings are traditional Buddhist figures that protect the Buddha while representing the four cardinal directions.
The festival lasts for three days. The festival is set to coincide with Wakakusayama-yaki, the field burning on fireworks and the association fireworks.
The festival at Heijokyo also involves stage performances, food stalls, vendors and art displays.
Koumokuten

Koumokuten

Jikokuten

Jikokuten

Jikokuten

Shamisen players in interesting costumes at the cold outdoor venue.

Zochoten

Koumokuten

Zochoten and Jikokuten

Zochoten

Koumokuten

Koumokuten

Koumokuten

Zochoten

Mt. Wakakusa burning in the background.
Tamonten in the foreground.




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