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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
A boy contemplates the fire at a festival in Japan

At the Kurama no Hi-Matsuri fire festival the single-street mountain village of Kurama is transformed with dozens of fire-stands lining the street as the villagers parade up-and-down with their large flaming torches, chanting and celebrating.

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Date Taken: 10.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Kurama , Japan
Camera: NIKON D4
Copyright: © Anthony Smith