“The Gozan Okuribi Event” took place at M’s Hotel! This event is designed for individuals who are able to see, as well as those who are unable to see, the Gozan Okuribi on August 16th.Compared to last year, there was a greater participation in the event including foreigners It was truly impressive to witness the gomaki being ignited, carrying the hopes and wishes of numerous visitors
【What is Gozan Okuribi Ritual Fires? 】 As the culmination of many varying Obon festivities, the Gozan Okuribi bonfires are lit on five mountainsides around Kyoto as part of arguably the most famous Obon festival in the country. It is believed that on August 16th the dead who have come back to visit their living relatives for the Obon period will depart once again for the spiritual world.