IN PICTURES: Hiwatari matsuri, Japan’s fire-walking festival
By Ross Gilmore
March 11 2019, 10.23amUpdated: March 11 2019, 12.24pm
A sacred fire burning during the Hiwatari fire walking festival in a fire ritual called Saito Goma-ku at Yakuo-in temple in Takaosanguchi in Tokyo, Japan . Every year on the second Sunday of March Yamabushi Ascetic Monks, Worshipers and participants take part at a large open-air fire ritual at the foot of the Mount Takao in western region of the Tokyo walking barefoot over the hot coals.