Japan's Onisube fire festival in Fukuoka reveals wilder, lesser-seen side of country

By Lynn Gail
March 25 2023 - 5:00am
Followers carry lanterns that will flicker brightly as the sun slips behind Japan's
most sacred shrine. Picture by Lynn Gail
Followers carry lanterns that will flicker brightly as the sun slips behind Japan's most sacred shrine. Picture by Lynn Gail

JAPAN is famous for many things - cherry blossoms, sumo wrestling, and green tea ceremonies, to name a few - but travellers rarely visit solely to see the sheer spectacle of one of the nation's fire festivals.

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