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DECANTING THE CHAOS 06 (Individual jar)
Wave split
DECANTING THE CHAOS 10 (Individual jar)
Worm Serpula vermicularis
Mercury fluid
DECANTING THE CHAOS 09 (Individual jar)
Silent Blue Shark
DECANTING THE CHAOS 08 (Individual jar)
 Under the surface of the sea
Into the splash
Norimoto mando
DECANTING THE CHAOS 07 (Individual jar)
Immersion Ceremony
DECANTING THE CHAOS 05 (Individual jar)
The double
DECANTING THE CHAOS 04 (Individual jar)
DECANTING THE CHAOS 02 ( Individual Jar)
Play Time in the Serengeti
DECANTING THE CHAOS 01 (Individual jar)
trying to be free
12th Annual Photo Contest
Norimoto mando

Norimoto mando is a traditional and beautiful fire festival in Aichi prefecture. It will be held in Mt.Mantou of August 15 every year. Mando is made of straw. And it weights about 10 kg. Shirtless men brandish ignited mando overhead, while shouting "Mando, Mando, Yoi-Yoi". They draw the big circle of fire in the night sky. This festival has a several meanings. For example, repose of souls, repelling pests and memorial service for the war dead of the battle Nagashino. Young people wielding the mando, it is also one of the rites of passage of this region.

TAGS: Circle, Festival, Fire, Japan, Summer, Tradition

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Osaka, Japan
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© Hidetoshi Ogata.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2014
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 25, 2014, 7:54 a.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 24mm
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PHOTO LOCATION Aichi Prefecture, Japan