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Watch A Mountain Be Set Ablaze at Nara’s Wakakusa Yamayaki Festival!

One Japanese festival which has been taking place for hundreds of years and has no clear origin is being done yearly on Mount Wakakusa (or Wakakusayama in Japanese), a high mountain located in Nara Prefecture. The festival is called “Yamayaki” which literally means “mountain roast” due to the burning of dead grass on the mountain.…