So there were some traditional festivals in the night in Nara. We enjoyed warm old lights in these festivals.
August was the month of Bon-festival. The spirits of ancestors came back home and we saw the lights to welcome them and see them off at the World Heritage Site or around there.
A lots of lights were arranged in the estate of Todaiji-temple.
|Sunset at Nigatudo|
|Light up at Ukimi-Dou|
|Sunset. Someone whispered it seems as if I am in the heaven.|
|Light up at Todaiji-Temple|
|nice model with a lantern. Candles in cups lights.|
They burnt many bonfires that were lined with a shape of 大（dai) on the Mt.Takamado to remember ancestors. I heard this 大 is largest in Japan. It's about 109m~164m.
The emperor administered in the 8century here and lately it was restored. Countless lights(a candle in a cup) were scattered there. People enjoyed in the costumes of Nara period. Of course they didn't have illuminations in those days.
春日大社（Kasugataisya-Shrine)万灯篭（lots of lanterns)
This shrine has about 1000 lanterns like this photo and 2000 stone lanterns. They are lit twice in a year.