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It is unlucky for the Japanese to throw out religious gifts they receive throughout the year, so at the Setsubun festival in Yoshida Shrine, Kyoto, people burn their old good luck charms and amulets from the previous year.
The surviving artifact you can see bottom-left is a representation of Buddha, who, according to myth, meditated for so long his body rotted away leaving only his head (he had previously cut his own eyelids off to stay awake - the first tea-plants apparently sprung from where the eyelids fell)

Can anybody else see the demonic faces in the fire? (coincidentally of course - I'm not implying there are actual demons in the fire)

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  • Copyright: Greg McGeough (Blackwater) (11)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2005-02-00
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2010-01-14 17:16
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