When: Late August Dates: Last Saturday in August, 27 August 2016 City: Usuki Website: Welcome Kyushu (English), City Website Festivals page (Japanese) Description: This festival is held to celebrate the Stone Buddhas in Usuki, which are Japanese National Treasures. In the past, high school students have also provided free tours of the stone Buddhas in English, allowing you to learn more about their cultural and historical importance. In the evening torches are lit to offer thanks, and bon odori dancing and food stalls are available.
Stone Buddha Fire Festival During late August, the Stone Buddha complex is illuminated by dozens of bonfires and lanterns, and visitors are treated to a rare night-viewing of the Buddhas.
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