Kyoto's traditional event "Gozan Okuribi" was held on the night of the 16th for the first time in three years.

"Gozan Okuribi" is a traditional event where characters and shapes are painted on the five mountains surrounding the Kyoto Basin on the night of August 16th every year.

Last year, it was held on a smaller scale due to the influence of the new corona, but this year it was held on a normal scale for the first time in three years.

Because of the rain, the lighting was delayed by about 10 minutes and started at around 8:10 pm. , “Hidari Daimonji” and “Torii-gata” characters and shapes emerged.

At the Nishijin Textile Center in Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City, the rooftop was open to the public, and visitors watched the ancient city's traditions floating in the night sky.

A man in his 70s from Osaka, who visited with his three grandchildren from Okinawa, said, "I was worried about the weather, but it was a great experience to see it together."

Also, a woman in her 40s who visited from Tokyo said, "I saw it for the first time. I'm glad it's beautiful."