Daimonji-yama (Mt. Daimonji), the fire bed of Kyoto’s summer tradition of “Gozan-no-Fire

You can see the whole city of Kyoto from the top of the mountain, and you can draw the famous water of Kyoto, "Daimonji no Mizu," from this mountain. It is also a familiar mountain to locals of all ages, men and women of all walks of life.

The other face of this mountain is the "Gozan-no-Fire", a summer tradition in Kyoto, where the fire is lit I guess. There is a fire pit arranged in the shape of the letter "O" on the slope near the top of the mountain, which forms the famous right capital letter. We're taking.

Did you know that there are three 8Nest Share Houses at the foot of this "Daimonji" mountain? 8Nest Ginkakuji, Eight Nest Hyakumanben, and 8Nest Kitashirakawa.

The Kitashirakawa House in particular has a large rooftop area with artificial grass and space to accommodate a large number of people . If you watch the bonfire from here, you can smell the smoke and see it so close. It's a great way to enjoy a BBQ on a midsummer night while watching Daimonji.

Unfortunately, in order to prevent the spread of corona infection, it has been announced that this year's event will be held on a much smaller scale in 2020 It has been done.

Its reduced content does not ignite to draw the letters, and the right capital letters are It is said to ignite at a total of six points in the center, apex and edges. Reference: Kyoto Shimbun

This is the first time in the long history of the bonfire in Gozan that such an ignition has taken place, and it is not very unusual. It is a pity, however, that we will not be able to see the "Right Capital Letter" as in previous years.

I only hope that this corona vortex will soon subside.


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