WPC: Converge

Rosoku Matsuri, Koyasan, Japan.

Rosoku Matsuri, Koyasan, Japan.

Rosoku Matsuri, Koyasan, Japan.

Rosoku Matsuri, Koyasan, Japan.

Every august in the mountain of Koyasan, is held a huge festival for the remembrance of departed souls. Thousands of mourners converge to site and light thousands of candles along the way to the main temple, Oku-no-in.

A specific place is used to draw a Kanji with votive candles, this year the chosen character was “prayer”. A very impressive moment, even for non-believers, as I am…

See current’s Weekly Photo Challenge : Converge.

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