March 14, 2012

Photos from Omizutori 2012

Here are some photos from the Omizutori event at Todai-ji Temple. This annual event is its the 1261st time this year. It has witnessed many events happened in Japanese history, be they good or bad. Last year, the East Japan Disaster (3.11) happened during this Omizutori event.

Nigatsu-do bulding of Todai-Ji Temple. The Omizutori events take place here.

The fire event starts at 7:00pm. thousands of spectators, including us, wait for the opening in shivering temperature.

The first fire torch appears. Twelve torchs appear one after another. The torch then moves along the veranda to the other corner and rotates.

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