We take the New Year decorations at a nearby shrine to burn.
It is a fire festival called Sagicho or Dondoyaki to ward off evil at the beginning of the year,
and is the practice occurs all over Japan.
|At 14:00 Shinto ritual starts||Before the ceremony|
|Shinto ritual in front of the decorations||Shinto ritual in front of the decorations|
|Local people are gathering||Purification|
|Ignition||Warming yourself at the fire is said to bring
good health through the year.