I went to "Lantern festival" in Kashima city, Ibaraki prefecture!
This year it was raining all day and stopping, weather was not blessed
When I went there was crowded with lots of people just during the rainy season!
Go to Kashima Shrine in the crowd
Kashima Jingu Shrine Next to the entrance to the premises there is a destination for lanterns · Choba (where to burn)
Let me take the remaining lanterns by rocking to the left here ...
Finally into the fire!
Maybe because it was raining, the fire was not as strong as the one I saw earlier, but it was still hot!
Please forgive the rough photograph · · ·