This video introduces "honoo no saiten", the fire festival of Sanbutsu-ji, the main temple in Mount Mitoku.
Every year, on the last Sunday of October, the main event of the festival starts with prays in front of Sanbutsu-ji. Then, after few opening rituals, monks set a fire and start throwing wishes written on pieces of wood in it.
To finish, monks set a second fire and build a small wooden "bridge". Every one who want to do so can walk on this bridge while it is burning. The video focuses on the main event and shows every step of it.
I hope you will enjoy it.
Music : "Veloma" by Fabrizio Paterlini (fabriziopaterlini.com)