One of the most extraordinary festivals in Japan, Toba Dai Kagaribi (The Great Bonfire of Toba) has roots that can be traced back 1,200 years.
The Takisanji Oni Matsuri, which features a spectacular fire-based purification ceremony, is an annual ritual to pray for peace and good harvest for the coming year.
The Konomiya Hadaka Matsuri has been held in Inazawa since 767 AD, when Emperor Shotoku ordered the performance of cleansing ceremonies to rid the land of a quickly spreading plague.
A collection of land-, sea- and cityscapes.
Covering more than 400 square kilometres in the province of Siem Reap, the Angkor Archaeological Park contains more than 100 monuments – of which two dozen are major temples.