Tottori, Japan, doll burning festival

Tottori, Japan, doll burning festival


The Nagashi-bina Festival in Tottori Prefecture, Japan, may be the most photogenic children's festival in all Japan. Girls in bright kimonos come down to the river’s edge to float straw baskets with tiny dolls, notes and dreams on the Sendai river, while behind them old dolls who have seen better days burn with quiet dignity on a pyre. A bonfire is set aflame to release the spirits of cherished timeworn dolls, blending wishes and ashes that ascend to heaven. In the conflagration, you can almost see old memories crumbling into the warmth of the wood smoke and charcoal.


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