As one of the Buddhist
events of the All Soul's Festival (Bon), it is
observed for the purpose of sending off the spirits of
the dead as they return to the world beyond after the Bon
days (August 13-16). On a slope of this mountain, the
burning Chinese character "dai" (large),
formed by lines of giant torches, flares in the darkness.
All these pictures are made by cutting figures out from Japanese Paper (Washi) with a blade.
English Explanation Referance :
(*) "Dictionary of Japanese Culture" by K.Setsuko & G.A.Crane /1991. Heian, Japan