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Ritual of Fire and Smoke #2

Posted by
Hiro (Kyoto, Japan) on 3 July 2017 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Mound of leaves (maybe kind of cypress ?) is prepared.
June 15, 2017 @智積院 青葉まつり

Canon EOS 6D 1/200 second F/9.0 ISO 100 92 mm

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Wayra from Roma, Italy

Nice and solemn scene.

3 Jul 2017 5:17am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland


3 Jul 2017 5:43am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Very interesting

3 Jul 2017 6:13am

Devi from Chennai, India

Looks very nice and interesting !!!!What a lovely image ...a colourful one !

3 Jul 2017 6:14am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Bonne journée

3 Jul 2017 6:39am

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice image

3 Jul 2017 6:42am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Interesting report... wait for the rest... :-)

3 Jul 2017 8:18am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle prise!

3 Jul 2017 8:29am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Interesting image.

3 Jul 2017 9:56am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I imagine the great fire and the crackling of the leaves ... Great shot!

3 Jul 2017 11:12am

Shaun from Thorton, United States

Excellent look at this ceremony Hiro. How often do they hold this ceremony ?

3 Jul 2017 12:09pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

big amount of leaves . Superb !

3 Jul 2017 2:14pm

farNaaz50 from Gorgan, Iran

Nice ..

3 Jul 2017 2:15pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A lovely documentary image

3 Jul 2017 2:44pm

Don from Spokane, United States

It's a well prepared mound. I assume it is burned as part of the ritual. Nice shot.

3 Jul 2017 3:01pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

magnifique document ...)

3 Jul 2017 3:10pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel tas de branches et ces deux homme il va brûler sueprbe.

3 Jul 2017 3:27pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting shot.

3 Jul 2017 3:55pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

So cool! This is getting very interesting.

3 Jul 2017 4:36pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

So intersting serie!

3 Jul 2017 5:37pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great candid capture of the preparations!

3 Jul 2017 5:45pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Another good shot

3 Jul 2017 7:27pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

I like to see the end of it...

3 Jul 2017 8:40pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What a great "set-up" shot this makes as you document the preparation!! I can already tell what it will smell like. Excellent capture!

3 Jul 2017 8:44pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

A M A Z I N G !

3 Jul 2017 8:50pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Very interesting photo! Thank you for sharing!

3 Jul 2017 9:16pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is nice.

4 Jul 2017 2:12am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

I never would have thought that. A very interesting series!

4 Jul 2017 2:48am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

they look like nuge balls of branches

4 Jul 2017 3:21am

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Very nice to see how this ritual unfolds.

4 Jul 2017 10:14am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bien cette oeuvre

4 Jul 2017 3:58pm

Nadine from Le Sud......, France

Beau petit reportage sur l'histoire

6 Jul 2017 12:36pm